AutomationOps: The movement for aligning business process intent with development automation

Business process automation, historically aligned with complex flowcharts and big iron information silos of the last millennium, is poised to enter a renaissance of productivity.

The promise of stitching together and executing business processes using automated tools — in much the same way agile development teams used automation to rapidly build service-based and distributed software and ultimately deliver it into the cloud — presents too compelling a value opportunity to ignore.

Emulating the world’s leading software companies, however, presents an insurmountable integration task for most companies. Businesspeople retitled as ‘citizen developers’ and armed with an array of low-code app builders and RPA-bots are failing to clear the hurdle of technical debt that appears before them.