Oracle AIM Methodology | Databases | Business Process

'' Am giving you the over all view and the stages of Project implementation and the documents used

First Stage : Analysis Document used : RD 120 - Requirement Gathering - As Is To Be Process BR 150 - Fit GAP Analysis (Its been done on the basis of above doc) Second Stage : Designing Document used : BR 100 : Set up Document for the Functional Consultants MD 200 : Set up Document for the Technical Consultants Third Stage : Build - DEMO / PROTO TYPE Document used : BR 050 Fourth Stage : Testing Document used : TE 050 Fifth Stage : Go Live Six Stage : Post Production All these documents are the part of AIM (Oracle Application Implementation Methodology) but not all companies are using the same AIM instead they are using their own giving different names but the formats of all the documents are more or less same. Hope this will clear all the doubts, if any question you can revert here or shoot me a mail to good_looking_bad_character_glbc@yahoo.com (its just an id :P ) hi MD50,MD70,MD60,MD20 are the documents prepared by the functional and technical persons while they are going to implement and after implementation. functional cons take the specifications from the client and they will prepare the document to tech people as thier requirements is tat.. Hi Jamal, You need to know and understand what is exactly the meaning of the BR & MD documents are for. BR Documents : Business Requirement Documents, which is primafaciely done by the Functional Persons of the Implementation Team like Funtional Project Leads / Managers.

there will probably be a DEVELOPMENT environment and it may be that there will be changes required to the BR100 because of issues encountered there. Any changes required as a result of problems encountered will be incorporated into the next version of the BR100. MD. The first version of the BR100 will probably be used to build the TEST environment. Let me know thru mail if anything else you require. there are many documents required for various requirements. You can say these are As Is process. Documentation is playing vital role in Application Development. which is 100% based on the BR 120 Business Requirement Gatherings as provided by the business. which are is primafaciely done by the Technical Persons of the Implementation Team like Technical Project Leads / Project Manager. which will then be used to build (say) the UAT environment. MD Documents : Modular Designing Documents.Business Requirement Gathering as provided by the business. Now as a Funtional Consultant you need to always go for the BR . These also discussed about the tables and the Interface Tables or forms which are going to be used in the particular modules. The "Final" version of the BR100 will probably then be used to build both the PRODUCTION and TRAINING environments. So BR 100 is the To Be Process after you gather all sorts of info from the Biz and map in the Oracle Systems. Thses also discussed about the High Level Designs like Flows of the Business and all.100. These MD's are of basically discussed any customization needs or any special behaviaour oracle system should work which is not the Standard Oracle Funtionality. and in your scenario ( as you said that you have created in GL . In Development cycle. These MD's are basically made after you all Functional Design and if there is no work around Oracle System provides for a particular Test Scenario and there is no other way other than to go for the Customization. Regards Srinu. that is set up doc. Now I suppose you can understand what is the basic difference between these two. which is again based on the BR 120 . which explore all design .COA / CAL / CVR etc) you have to document all these into BR 100. Application Implementation Methodology (AIM) is the root for the same.These documents are the Set up Documents.50 is Desgin Document(Functional resource will design). In parallel with these environments. These documents are the Design Documents.

040 Develop Current Process Model BP.70 is technical Document(Technical resource will design). which show all Technical Details like Coding.070 Develop High-Level Process Design BP.I. Business Requirement Definition [RD] . Maping and Logics.030 Determine Data Gathering Requirements BP.M. Business Process Architecture [BP] .Implementation 2.methods like its road-map.050 Review Leading Practices BP. you got little stuff about the same.020 Catalog and Analyze Potential Changes BP.020 Conduct Current Business Baseline RD.050 Gather Business .060 Develop High-Level Process Vision BP. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Comment by Rangaraj Chandrasekar on November 20.010 Define Business and Process StrategyBP. Hope.030 Establish Process and Mapping Summary RD. The life cycle methodology and documentation template allows A.This phase outlines: • Existing Business Practices • Catalog change practices • Leading practices • Future practices BP.M.I.080 Develop Future Process Model BP. 2008 at 9:19pm Oracle A. There are eleven processes of implementation. RD.This phase explains about the initial baseline questionnaire and gathering of requirements. methodology life cycle: Application Implementation Method is a proven approach for all the activities required to implement oracle applications. MD.090 Document Business Procedure 2.010 Identify Current Financial and Operating Structure RD. Various documents for different scope and criterias such as 1. 1. This is a depiction of the A.Conversions Each stage is having set of documents.Customization 3.M. to be a very useful tool for managing implementation projects successfully.040 Gather Business Volumes and Metrics RD.I. which includes all design setups. Methodology encompasses a project management methodology with documentation templates that support the life cycle of an implementation.

090 Define Application and Database Server Architecture TA.040 Define Build Standards MD. It mainly details how to design the required forms.120 Define Platform and Network Architecture TA.070 Create Application extensions technical design MD.110 Define System Capacity Plan TA.070 Revise Conceptual Architecture TA.060 Determine Audit and Control Requirements RD.050 Conduct Integration Fit Analysis BR.100 Define and Propose Architecture Subsystems TA.080 Test Business Solutions BR.060 Create Information Model BR.010 Define Application Extension StrategyMD.150 Define System Management Procedures 5.080 Identify Reporting and Information Access Requirements 3.090 Confirm Integrated Business Solutions BR.140 Assess Performance Risks TA. database and reports.030 Map Business requirements BR.080 Define Application Security Architecture TA.020 Prepare mapping environment BR.130 Define Application Deployment Plan TA.050 Create Application extensions functional design MD. BR.060 Define Reporting and Information Access Strategy TA.050 Define System Availability Strategy TA.110 Define security Profiles 4.This outlines the infrastructure requirements to implement oracle applications.030 Develop Preliminary Conceptual Architecture TA.010 Analyze High-Level GapsBR.080 Review functional and Technical designs . Application and Technical Architecture [TA] .030 Define design standards MD.020 Identify Current Technical Architecture TA.100 Define Applications Setup BR. Build and Module Design [MD] . MD.020 Define and estimate application extensions MD.010 Define Architecture Requirements and StrategyTA.070 Identify Business Availability Requirements RD.040 Define Application Architecture TA. Business Requirement Mapping [BR] .In this phase the requirements of business are matched with the standard functionality of the oracle applications.This phase emphasizes the development of new functionality (customization) required by the client.070 Create Reporting Fit Analysis BR. TA.Requirements RD.060 Design Database extensions MD.040 Map Business Data BR.

Data Conversion [CV] . Business System Testing [TE] .050 Define manual conversion procedures CV.040 Perform conversion data mapping CV.060 Publish user reference manual DO.Data Conversion is the process of converting or transferring the data from legacy system to oracle applications. CV.120 Install conversion programs CV.MD.100 Create Database extensions MD.020 Define Documentation standards and procedures DO.130 Convert and verify data 7.090 Perform conversion unit tests CV. Ex.060 Prepare testing environments . TE.050 Develop systems integration test script TE.110 Perform conversion validation tests CV.A process of validating the setup’s and functionality by QA (functional consultant) to certify status.080 Develop conversion programs CV. DO.050 Produce documentation prototypes and templates DO.040 Develop system test script TE.010 Define data conversion requirements and strategyCV.030 Prepare glossary DO.010 Define documentation requirements and strategyDO.070 Publish user guide DO.090 Prepare Development environment MD.080 Publish technical reference manual DO.Documentation prepared per module that includes user guides and implementation manuals. Documentation [DO] .030 Prepare conversion environment CV.020 Define Conversion standards CV.090 Publish system management guide 8.110 Create Application extension modules MD.060 Design conversion programs CV.120 Create Installation routines 6. Transferring customer records from the legacy to the Customer Master.010 Define testing requirements and strategyTE.070 Prepare conversion test plans CV.040 Prepare documentation environment DO.020 Develop unit test script TE.100 Perform conversion business objects CV.030 Develop link test script TE.

060 .130 Perform Acceptance test 9.Create Performance Test Scripts PT.080 . database performance.030 .Align Human Performance Support Systems AP.Define Performance Testing StrategyPT.Design Performance Test Data PT.Develop and Execute Communication Campaign AP.040 .Develop User Learning ware AP.180 .Create Test Database Load Programs PT.Develop Project Readiness Roadmap AP. Adoption and Learning [AP] .Develop User Learning Plan AP.Prepare User Learning Environment AP.Identify Business Process Impact on Organization AP.100 .020 .Design Test Database Load Programs PT.070 .040 .140 .Develop Managers’ Readiness Plan AP.Prepare Project Team Learning Environment AP.Define Executive Project StrategyAP.120 . AP.110 .Construct Performance Test Database PT.050 .010 .050 . workflow background process.Conduct User Learning Needs Analysis AP.Conduct Effectiveness Assessment .This phase explains the removal of the legacy system and oracle application roll out enterprise wide.030 .060 .Design Performance Test Transaction Programs PT.130 .110 .110 Perform system test TE.Develop Project Team Learning Plan AP.160 .100 .010 .020 .080 .070 Perform unit test TE.070 .120 Perform systems integration test TE.080 Perform link test TE.Identify Performance Test Transaction PT.TE. Performance Testing [PT] .170 .Align Information Technology Groups AP.100 Prepare key users for testing TE.Create Performance Test Transaction Programs PT.Performance testing is the evaluation of transactions saving time.Develop Business Unit Managers’ Readiness Plan AP.Identify Performance Test Scenarios PT. transaction retrieval times. etc PT.090 .150 .Conduct User Learning Events AP.Prepare Performance Test Environment PT.120 .090 .Conduct Project Team Learning Events AP.090 perform installation test TE.Execute Performance Test 10.Conduct Initial Project Team Orientation AP.

120 .u can explain all of this phases if to be answered in a short span of time Is This Answer Correct ? 3 Yes 2 No 0 Phanirajctr Re: If any person ask what you know about AIM? How briefly we can explain b'coz we cont expalin AIM in short time. Commonly this is know as AIM documents. And Production .Decommission Former Systems PM.Maintain System PM.Begin Production PM.Propose Future Technical Direction -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Re: If any person ask what you know about AIM? How briefly we can explain b'coz we cont expalin AIM in short time.020 .Define Transition Strategy PM.080 .Design Production Support Infrastructure PM.Set Up Applications PM.140 .070 . Answer #2 AIM stands for Application Implementation Methodology.050 .Verify Production Readiness PM.11..010 .Implement Production Support Infrastructure PM.100 . There are different AIM documents such as .110 .030 .Develop Transition and Contingency Plan PM.130 .Refine Production System PM.Prepare Production Environment PM.Measure System Performance PM. PM.060 .Propose Future Business Direction PM. Production Migration [PM] .090 ..040 . Answer #1 AIM methodology consists of 6 phases Definition Operation Analysis Solution Design Build Transition.The process of “decommissioning” of legacy system and the usage(adoption) of oracle application system.

MD60. Answer #3 AIM is an Application Implementation Methodology which is being followed for Oracle Apps Implementation project(ERP). It consists different phases and processes.CV040. .etc.MD070. RD 50.etc) to caputre various business scenarios. They are Phases : Definition Operation Analysis Solution Design Build Transition.one can develop and do the task allocated according to it. Is This Answer Correct ? 2 Yes 1 No 0 Murali Re: If any person ask what you know about AIM? How briefly we can explain b'coz we cont expalin AIM in short time.----With the help of AIM documents .MD050. And Production Processes : Project Management Business Process Mapping APplication and Technical Architecture Module Design and Build Data Conversion Documentation Business System Testing performance Testing Adoption and Learning Production Migration Each process has it's own standard templates(RD 20.TE40. MD50.MD70.MD120.

Build and Testing (SIT testing) 4.Design. phases and using standard (important) templates then we won't be missing out any of the implementation steps while implementing our ERP system.If we follow these processes. . Thanks and regards Murugan Is This Answer Correct ? 6 Yes 0 No 0 Murugan Re: If any person ask what you know about AIM? How briefly we can explain b'coz we cont expalin AIM in short time. Business Process Modelling (Requirements & Solution Design) 3. Answer #4 AIM (Application Implementation Methodology) is the process for implementing any ERP package.UAT (User Acceptance Testing) 5.Planning (Which includes project kick off Internal and External) 2. The process steps are: 1.Go-Live 6..Support. each step in this process has an extensive explaination of various steps involved.

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