Step 4: Describe the implementation approach
If you’re successful, you’ll have made a compelling case for why your company should implement workload automation and offered a research-backed recommendation for the best solution—but the work’s not done yet. Seal the deal by presenting an organized plan for implementation.
To create a blueprint for successful implementation, start by considering scale. How many processes will your organization be automating? Will the automation be limited to one data center or multiple locations? Will it be in the cloud?
Next, address which applications the solution will impact and how the workload automation application will communicate with them. Will you use an application programming interface (API)? Will you write scripts or use a built-in connector provided within the workload automation product?
As for roles and access, know who will have access to the system and what they will do with that access. For example, will you have certain employees be responsible for creating your automated workflows? Will they support operations and development and/or monitor or administrate the workload automation solution?
Painting a mental picture of the workload automation solution in action will help you strengthen your business case for workload automation.