"The mission of the Object Management Group (OMG) is to develop technology standards that provide real-world value for thousands of vertical industries. OMG is dedicated to bringing together its international membership of end-users, vendors, government agencies, universities and research institutions to develop and revise these standards as technologies change throughout the years.
Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership,
not-for-profit technology standards
consortium, founded in 1989. OMG standards are driven by
vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government
agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration
standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of
industries. OMG’s modeling standards, including the
Unified Modeling Language (UML) and
Model Driven Architecture (MDA), enable powerful visual design,
execution and maintenance of software and other processes. OMG also
hosts organizations such as the user-driven information-sharing
Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and the IT industry software
quality standardization group, the
Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).
members include hundreds of organizations including software
end-users in over two dozen vertical markets (from
insurance) and virtually every large organization in the technology
industry. OMG’s one organization- one vote policy ensures that every
member organization- whether large or small- has an effective voice in
our voting process.
At OMG, specification adoption is the starting point rather than the end
of the process. Our “No
Shelf-ware” policy bars all proposed specifications that do not have
an implementation plan from being adopted by OMG. This guarantees that
all OMG specifications are immediately useable. Furthermore, we do not
just focus on the specification itself- we focus on the whole product:
with corresponding seminars, workshops, certification, books and more!
OMG hosts four
technical meetings throughout the year. These meetings give OMG
members and interested nonmembers the opportunity to collaborate in a
centralized location, learn about technology standards products and
processes at tutorials, and attend special information day events on
hot topics. While technical meetings provide a centralized location
for Task Forces and Working Groups to work together, they are merely
checkpoints with the bulk of the work between members taking place
electronically via email, teleconferences, and on
In addition to technical meetings, OMG acts as event producer for
conferences and workshops for its members around the world, including
Internationalization & Unicode Conference.
liaison relationships with dozens of other organizations including
publishes many OMG standards without edits),
Health Level Seven (HL7), and the
Data Transparency Coalition.
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