The Different Ways to Learn RPA
Roles and Knowledge Avenues
As we move deeper into 2020, Robotic Process Automation continues to be one of the most impactful technologies in business today. For organizations training their workforce to stay on the technological forefront, we’ll show you the different areas and ways to learn RPA, and how to form your Center of Excellence through thought-leadership.
How-to Learn RPA Effectively
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the most sought-after technologies in business today. In 2019, Gartner named Robotic Process Automation as the fastest growing market-segment in the entire software space.
Major software automation providers like UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate are experiencing significant growth in 2020 as organizations move from the “sandbox” phase to a strategic execution phase. Further, with hyperautomation broadening the field of what processes can be automated and how, businesses are seeking after RPA for full-scale, end-to-end process improvements.
With the impact RPA is making on business processes in multiple industries, it’s no wonder that organizations are gaining ground to not only learn RPA fully, but to train their workforce in every avenue possible. However, undergoing a business transformation is no straight forward path, and there are multiple variables to consider. RPA is certainly no exception.
Bridging the Business and Development Gap
Forming a Center of Excellence (CoE) is a fundamental component to learn RPA, and what processes within a business can be automated. Regardless of its task, a bot’s essential job is to make the company vision come true.
To realize this vision, businesses should establish an internal, self-sustaining and scalable RPA expertise to build, run and maintain bots up kept by developers. Businesses must treat RPA as an enterprise capability, and resist temptation to make quick wins by implementing automation silos that only bring short-term benefits. Developing an RPA CoE is an important step in establishing a foundation for automation in your business.
The Business Analyst
Business Analysts play a fundamental role in this area. They act as a bridge between the organization’s automation desires and the developers that build the bots.
In general, many RPA projects fall to the wayside due to poor requirement gathering, process documentation and communication between the business and technical team. Some critical areas of skill/knowledge building that a Business Analyst must focus on are the following:
The Executive Team
Business Executives are not only the RPA champions within a CoE, but also individuals that spear-head the discovery of potential automation candidates (along with Business Analysts).
Executives are responsible for introducing the fundamental components of RPA to their workforce, and gauging the costs and benefits associated with an RPA implementation. Some critical areas of skill/knowledge building that Executives must focus on are the following:
Developers – RPA Implementation Champions
RPA Citizen Developers and Advanced Developers are the cornerstone of any RPA implementation. Just as the Business Analyst bridges the gap between business and development language, developers bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical skill sets within an RPA CoE.
With new tool kits available in UiPath like cloud services and code abstract platforms, RPA Developers have various tools at their disposal to work with. Through these tools, frequent training and advancement milestones must be achieved/maintained in order for developers to manage more complex bots. Some critical areas of skill/knowledge building that Developers must focus on are the following:
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