Association of Business Process Management Professionals
Association of RPA Implementers
Institute for Robotic Process Automation and AI
Classes and certifications
Robotic Process Automation and Beyond
The field of finance offers some of the ripest introductory opportunities for organizations to implement RPA successfully. This comprehensive certification program is keyed directly to the CFO, controller, accountant, and internal auditor stakeholders who will be involved in the rollout of RPA for the sake of finance transformation.
Run by the Automation Academy, this self-guided, two-hour course offers a solid but speedy beginner’s guide on the basics of RPA and intelligent automation, how it works, and where it sits in the pantheon of automated processes. It also runs through the strategy basics of developing an RPA program and building an automation team, so it is squarely focused on business managers across various industries looking to get their head in the RPA game.
Robotic Process Automation for Administrators
Much of the RPA technical training and certification today is tied to specific RPA vendors. This is the beginner’s series run by Micro Focus for its RPA specialist certification; it covers the essential concepts and usage of the firm’s RPA platform, as well as tackling advanced features. (Micro Focus is TechBeacon‘s corporate parent.)
Books, research, reports, and standards
Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work
This book was written by two experts—a Willis Towers Watson consultant and a professor and researcher for USC’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. It digs into the managerial aspects of balancing human workers with automated bots, defining workflows and systematically getting the most out of automation technologies such as RPA.
RPA Program Playbook
While it is written for those in the federal government space, this comprehensive, 70-page document (PDF) offers RPA professionals in any industry a meaningful framework with best practices, strategies, and lessons learned from other adopters on how to come up with a comprehensive RPA program and maturity model.