RPA Life cycle

The success of any RPA project depends on how it is implemented. The life cycle of an RPA project should involve the following five phases/stages.


Identifying candidate processes which can be automated within the scope of RPA is a challenging proposition. One can make use of the process characteristics to identify pool of processes fit for Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The following lesson has more information on how to choose a potential process for automation.


Process and Technical Architects create PDD (Process Definition Document) which provides information on each step of the process. An Object Model Diagram or a flowchart is also created to understand the flow of the process.


Using the PDD created in the previous step, RPA developers create the actual bots using tools like Automation Anywhere, UiPath, or BluePrism. Once all the components are built, unit testing is conducted to eliminate any gaps or integration issues.


Multiple testing cycles are run to analyze the quality of the task being done by the bot and to correct defects if reported.

Support & Maintenance

Once a bot has been tested and moved to production, it enters the maintenance phase. It is possible that there may be changes to the underlying systems and the bot may not perform its job correctly. A dedicated support/maintenance team is recommended for immediate defect resolution.

A detailed RPA delivery road map could look like below:

RPA detailed delivery road map

You might be interested in the following courses:

Course Category: Robotic Process Automation

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