In a project environment, these guidelines might be a list of things to do. A methodology could also be a specific approach, templates, forms, and even checklists used over the project life cycle.
Therefore that was the driving factor for bringing AIM's as methodology which was initially used by Oracle consulting , which is now most acceptable methodology for oracle application roll out.
So then what oracle application methodology in short AIM's based out of...
Business Process Reengineering
Oracle Application/System Development