Leading the development of standards for more effective enterprise management
Collaboration on standards
Through The Open Group, customers, independent software vendors and system vendors work in collaboration with other consortia and standards bodies on specifications and open source technologies for enterprise management.
The OpenPegasus Project
The OpenPegasus Project comprises system vendors and independent software vendors who together have produced and continue to evolve an open source implementation of the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Common Information Model (CIM) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards.
The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum
The Enterprise Management Forum  works to develop a common manageability infrastructure that can be used by both application developers and management system vendors to construct effective solutions without artificial barriers to their management.
- ARM : The Application Response Measurement (ARM) standard allows users to extend their enterprise management tools directly to applications
- CMPI Technical Standard : The Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) Technical Standard defines a C-based programming interface to be used by management servers and their resource-specific extensions.
The Quantum Lifecycle Management Work Group
The Open Group Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM) Work Group  provides the framework to develop and consolidate the open standards necessary to enable lifecycle management to evolve beyond the traditional limits of product lifecycle management (PLM).