Industry analyst firm Gartner recently called “hyper-automation” a “condition of survival” for “organizations forced to accelerate digital transformation plans in a post-COVID-19, digital-first world.” Indeed, automation can be a powerful tool for mitigating the impacts of inflation, economic downturns and/or talent shortages by creating capacity, saving money, redirecting resources to more meaningful work, and providing customers with a more consistent experience.
Before automating, however, it is necessary to gain actionable insight into the most promising candidates for automation through analysis of operational processes. Process mining is a family of techniques for doing just that. Using event data to illuminate what people, machines and organizations are really doing, process mining enables the identification – and quantification – of the best opportunities for automation.
This hands-on Boot Camp explored the fundamentals of process mining and robotic process automation – and how they can be used to understand, improve, and automate repetitive business processes. Participants looked at common use cases for automation, as well as had an opportunity to work with popular software tools and a variety of datasets.
Following three, full-day in-person classroom sessions, attendees had the opportunity to further their learning by participating in two virtual collaborative sessions with classmates, facilitated by UWEBC Information Technology Practice Director Heidi Rozmiarek, to share and discuss experiences around applying the approaches and methods learned in the Boot Camp.
UWEBC membership was not required to participate in this Boot Camp.
Three full-day, in-person sessions, on the UW-Madison campus:
- December 12-14, 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm each day, with optional breakfast at 8:00am
This Boot Camp has concluded.