After listening to episode three, “Automate Financial Reporting with IBM RPA: Salient Process x Primanti Brothers“, you might have found yourself wondering “how can I score my first quick win?” or even have the realization that there is more work to do in achieving your corporate goals. You may have thought to yourself… “What do I automate next?”
In this episode of Bots & Thoughts, host, Jimmy Hewitt, will guide you through the decision process of what to automate next. Hewitt will first establish two guiding principles for our listeners to follow throughout the decision-making process for automation. Then, you will hear about two considerations to keep in mind as well when deciding on your next automation venture. The guiding principles and considerations in this episode will touch on a range of automation maturities, from your first automation to your second automation and beyond, making them applicable to all listeners regardless of automation experience.
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The efforts of early adopters have given the hyperautomation community two principles:
Too much red tape can stifle innovation projects
A lack of governance can lead a hyperautomation team awry
How: find and build a quick win quickly
If done with just enough governance at the early adopter stage, focusing on and building a quick qin can lead to the “can we automate this, can we automate that?” effect
A quick win leads to inbound requests for more of what you’ve done, which leads to the establishment of evaluation/prioritization criteria and better governance
Importance: Not focusing on a quick win or biting off more than we can chew will delay, stall, and even kill a hyperautomation journey before it sees any success
Goal: Achieve momentum and a quick win
A. Evaluating your first automation: Building your first bot should be done in the spirit of innovation and experimentation
Quick win checklist: Look for all or some of the following… Reference: Salients Last Quick Win
B. Evaluating your second automation and beyond:
1. Consider your hyperautomation practice’s level of maturity:
Ask yourself: What automation have we already built?
If none: Call on guiding principle number one and start with a quick win
Example: one RPA bot, one workflow app, one capture infusion, etc.
If one or more: Once your hyperautomation practice matures, you can combine capabilities that complement each other into one process, as long as it is done in a thoughtful manner with proper governance
2. Consider your hyperautomation practice’s level of maturity:
Salient Process is building the Automation Compass to guide you along your automation journey and bring all the guiding principles and considerations into one place
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