By AJ Hanna
I have been pondering for a while trying to capture the essence of what I really think those of us responsible for automation implementation are trying to do. Can we narrow it down to a handful of things to use as anchoring points? We all just want it simple and efficient, don’t we?
We have too many things going on. Too much to think about and keep up with. We live in a world of bit-sized nuggets of information, so we don’t have to linger too long on one thing. That’s why I think list books are often so popular. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Nine Keys to World Class Business Process Outsourcing. The Five Disfunctions of a Team. There are a ton of them trying to distill concepts down into more digestible bites.
Having had a former colleague who was great at applying the “rule of three” when presenting concepts, I wanted to try and keep it as simple as possible. This is where I landed. You may agree or disagree with them. You may think it’s too simple and doesn’t really reflect the complexity of what you are responsible for. I would argue that we are masters of over-complicating things to the point where we lose the basis for what we are doing.
So, here’s what I came up with. Call them the “3-Ds” of Intelligent Automation if you like.
So, there you have it. My “3-Ds”. My attempt at getting down to brass tacks. If you’re a part of an automation effort, despite everything that gets thrown at you, never lose sight of fundamentals and you will make progress.
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