What is the Object Management Group?

The Object Management Group (OMG) is a consortium created to set common standards for distributed object-oriented systems. It is now concentrated on modelling software, systems and business processes and the standards that support them.

The OMG is an open, international not for profit consortium established in 1989. Membership is open to participate in standard setting processes and includes hundreds of organisations made up of end-users of software in many vertical markets and virtually all significant organisations in the computer industry.

The modelling standards belonging to the OMG include:

  • Unified Modelling Language (UML)
  • Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • Systems Modelling Language (SysML)
  • Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)

Each OMG standard setting process is initiated with an RFP (Request for Proposal) covering the requirements for the standard. All documents are fully available to members of the public although discussion and voting is restricted to OMG members.

Dunstan Thomas’ UML Training Courses are all delivered by OMG Certified Professionals.

UML, SysML, MDA and BPMN are all trademarks of the Object Management Group.

The Object Management Group