To help you tackle this year’s challenge, “Analysis and automation of business processes,” the course comprises four interwoven parts. In an introductory workshop, you will get acquainted with the topic. You will learn the basics of process automation and the needs behind it. You will experience tools and processes to start on the SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Process Automation. Additionally, you will learn interview and observation techniques to prepare you for your case study.
Following the workshop, you will conduct a case study with experts from SAP and an industry partner. You will interview them to learn about their business processes, needs, and business cases. Based on these interviews, you can identify enablers and barriers to process automation for your case company. During the main part of the seminar, the block week with Prof. Plattner and SAP executives, you will present your case studies and develop, refine, and polish concepts for process automation. The seminar week will follow an agile process containing elements from hackathons and design thinking workshops. At the end of the seminar week, you will showcase your results to Prof. Plattner, your industry partners, and SAP representatives in a final presentation. You will conclude the lecture by documenting your case study, findings, and concepts for process automation.
Participation in Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry I is not mandatory as recordings of selected presentations will be provided.