Let’s face it; It is not possible to anticipate all your future requirements and challenges from the very start.
Rather, the secret to creating agile automation at scale is based on preparing to get everything you want and being prepared to make modifications as your automation robots grow.

Intelligent automation in scale is hard for several companies. This ensures that you can manage future challenges without forfeiting the instant success of your pilot projects.As we discussed in our “Automate Scale Champions” webinar, the trick to generating agile automation lies in adopting change. Doing so in the first phases of your intelligent automation transformation helps develop a holistic strategy.
Here, we'll share with you the 3 critical success factors to remember as your automation plan evolves:

  1. Intelligent Automation governance
  2. Running production model success metrics
  3. Roadmap Upgrades

These 3 agile automation factors allow you to build a plan that grows with your own company for a long time to come.

1.Intelligent Automation Governance

Your automation plan is as effective and flexible as the folks pushing it forward. By pulling together using a set of RPA evangelists and pros who embrace change, you are ready to pivot your plan as your targets and demands change.A CoE (Center of Excellence) will help to guarantee your automation plan, matches every critical success factor of innovation transformation, which we have identified as the following:

 

  • Ideation: At the start, the CoE forms with a cross-section of HR, C-suite and IT leaders
  • Incubate: The CoE is at its first phase of operation and can offer initial advice for pilot applications.
  • Industrialize: The CoE develops beyond pilot applications and starts to automate more complicated processes.Over these 3 stages, your CoE will always deploy and maintain automation through the corporation.

Your CoE associates will field asks for new automation changes from the bottom-up. They will be responsible for ensuring these brand new automation aligns with your top-down company goals.

 

2. Running Production Model Success Metrics

Your CoE should actively monitor your success metrics to ensure that your strategy remains on track. This time spent monitoring success metrics helps to guarantee your working production models remain in-line with bigger business objectives.

The KPIs that monitored success on your proof of concept (POC) or pilot application very likely is not going to translate to production projects.
You can better see the way you align with your long-term automation targets by upgrading your success metrics throughout the ideate and incubate stages. Throughout your ideate stage, your CoE will monitor metrics linked to your own pilot apps. At the incubate stage, your RPA staff may need to correct the success metrics to track how well your automation is climbing.
A few of the metrics that companies should monitor and support flexibility to change their goals:

  • Total time saved
  • Average error rate
  • FTEs saved
  • # of escalations
  • Total downtime recorded
  • Cumulative cost savings

By way of instance, at the start, your primary purpose is to push down error rates. As time passes, when error rates go down, your C-suite sponsors may change focus to driving down price comparisons. A routine review of your working production model success metrics helps to ensure that you are delivering to stakeholders the ROI of automation.This continuous monitoring of success metrics ensures that your working production model stays in-line with overall company objectives.

3.Roadmap Updates

The time to develop into an intelligent organization will differ as your automation program evolves. Utilizing the help of your own CoE and the metrics in the working system, you need to revise your roadmap for success regularly.By embracing the information in the ideate and incubate stages, your organization may change its journey to becoming an ‘automation forward’ business that places high regard on technological inventions. A Few of the areas in which your automation transformation may vary include:

 

  1. Automation Theme: The very first quick wins of your automation plan provides a way to longer-term, top-notch automation targets, like improving long-term employee retention and satisfaction.
  2. Digital employee strategy: at first, your target is to automate 'low-hanging fruit' procedures . As your automation program evolves, you are going to start to work toward the bigger goal of a robot for each and every individual.
  3. Process evaluation: The best way to pick pilot procedures for automation is significantly different compared to the way your CoE will pick which complex procedures to automate.
  4. Implementation roadmap: In the start, your automation roadmap will revolve around easy-to-achieve, higher ROI processes to construct momentum. As with your CoE and automation program matures, this roadmap should evolve to add longer-term, more complicated targets that will assist you in executing new robots.
  5. Tool choice: as time passes, your automation ecosystem will turn into a more complex and holistic ecosystem made up of ML, AI and other process automation point solutions.

There are several distinct avenues to automation success, and your business will probably change course as you examine and execute automation learnings on the way. The trick to smoothly managing course corrections in your Intelligent Automation journey is to create space for changes from the start.

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Justice is a senior social marketing and content aggregator for Impact Tactics. Justice writes about artificial intelligence and the role RPA plays to improve business operations.