The Oracle Unified Method (OUM) is Oracle's standards-based method that enables the entire Enterprise Information Technology (IT) lifecycle. OUM provides an implementation approach that is rapid, broadly adaptive, and business-focused. OUM includes a comprehensive project and program management framework and materials to support Oracle's growing focus on enterprise-level IT strategy, architecture, and governance. Oracle's Global Methods team has packaged OUM to accelerate the IT projects. OUM presents an organized, yet flexible, approach. Its defined, operational framework helps anticipate critical project needs and dependencies. With OUM, one can move efficiently through the IT lifecycle to quickly achieve measurable business results.