Foundation: Delivery Methodology

Through many years of experience, Blue Prism has developed an approach to delivery that is focused on far more than software deployment. This methodology is proven to ensure implementation success beyond the first handful of processes by:  

  • Enabling business processes to be automated in a structured, controlled and repeatable manner
  • Providing best practice that increases the potential for automation and accelerates development
  • Mitigating risk by providing early visibility of potential issues
  • Shortening test phases by introducing Production data earlier than traditional SDLCs
  • Creating re-usable, resilient and scalable assets that reduce delivery effort and long term service costs
  • Identifying the skills necessary to operational teams via a role-based training, mentoring and certification
  • Offering a benefits case to encourage wider recognition and adoption of RPA across the organization 

The Approach

The Blue Prism delivery methodology is divided into 6 phases:

  • Define - examining the AS IS manual process and defining the scope of the TO BE automation
  • Design - proposing a TO BE solution design to meet the client's requirements
  • Build - making the design a reality
  • Test -  the delivery team checking the solution they will be presenting to the client
  • User Acceptance Testing - the client testing that the automation works as expected
  • Deploy - going live and running the automation as BAU

Discover more about the delivery approach here.

Design Authority

A Design Authority (DA) is an essential feature of the Blue Prism delivery methodology. The purpose of a DA is to guide the delivery team, advising on how a solution design should consider aspects such as security, risk and test approach. And ideally the DA is involved right across the delivery cycle, ensuring standards evolve as the team matures. Initially the role could be performed by an individual expert but as the Centre of Excellence matures, the DA responsibility should be shared by a group of RPA practitioners.

Discover more about the Design Authority here.

Key Roles

Although there are numerous responsibilities in a delivery team, with jobs such as Developer being the more obvious ones, there are some roles that Blue Prism sees as vital to the creation of an enterprise level RPA capability.

Head of RPA
Head of RPA
ROM Architect
ROM Architect
Technical Architect
Technical Architect