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RPA Lifecycle: Introduction, Discovery and Design

Automation Anywhere via Coursera


Regardless of the industry, business process automation is here to stay. Business processes are increasingly being automated through software automation. But how is software automation simplified and made accessible? The answer is Robotic Process Automation or RPA.

RPA lifecycle: Intrdocution, Discovery and Design is the first course of the Specialization on Implementing RPA with Cognitive Solutions and Analytics.

In this course, you will be introduced to RPA and see how it is combined with cognitive solutions and analytics to enable organizations to adopt the model of a “Digital Workforce” and help them transform the nature of their work.
You will also learn about the first two phases of the RPA implementation lifecycle: Discovery and Design. In the Discovery phase, you take a set of business processes and identify those that are suitable and beneficial for automation. In the Design phase, you create a plan for your RPA project. The learning will be reinforced through concept description and guided practice.


  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation
    • In this module, you will recall the basics of automation, distinguish RPA from traditional automation, discover the Digital Workforce platform and understand Automation Anywhere's RPA architecture and lifecycle.
  • Identifying Automation Processes
    • In this module, you will Identify, sort, and brainstorm on eligible RPA candidates by analyzing business priorities. You will then, determine automation feasibility by examining the eligible processes and their logic and identifying roadblocks - using the Feasibility Matrix. Further, you will perform complexity assessment on the feasible processes using the Complexity Calculator to define input and output metrics.
  • Determining and Designing Automation Process
    • In this module, you will determine the savings and cost of the automation opportunity using the ROI Calculator and then design the automation process using the Process Design Template and other documents.

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Automation Anywhere, Inc.


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