Note- I believe this post would be better suited in the “Ideas” section of the forum, but since I have not completed the advanced course for UIPath yet, I am not able to submit this idea. It does specifically deal with the Academy, so I believe the next best spot is here. I leave it up to the mods to make the decision.
I am new to this particular area but I have been in the RPA world for a while. I really enjoy the forum community here and the Academy. But since I have been going through my first class I saw an issue that should be addressed.
My favorite part of RPA is how to transform the minds and the abilities of the current day workforce. I am a project manager of a RPA groups where we do this sort of thing everyday. I was excited to join this community and start my long path down the road to complete all the classes in the Academy. I started the Business Analyst learning plan. It was a great class but I found something I feel that needs to be addressed.
In this class there is a link called “Engage the UiPath Community”
If you click on this part of the training you are greeted with the following three options.
The first link for “Career path for Business Analyst” goes to the following link where it is just a simple question posted back in August 2018 under the “News/UiPath” section of the forum.
The second link goes to “Business Analyst Corner” and promises to be a “place where Business Analysts come together to share experiences and ask for advice” If you click the link, this is what you are greeted with…
At the time of this post, there are 364 people who probably were excited and wanting to engage with other Business Analysts but were greeted with only a suggestion of an area…
This is my suggestion. Create a new forum space called “Digital Transformation” where users can talk about the nuances around the RPA world when it comes to change management and implementing new processes. Here is a list of tags to start off with so that New Topics can be sorted.
- Business Analyst
- Implementation Manager
- Infrastructure Engineer
- Solution Architect
- RPA Developer
- Enviroment Creation
- Six Sigma
The Academy is now offering classes for many roles that do not have a space to talk about the skills and philosophies that are outside the UiPath studio. Below is a picture of what is being offered by the Academy.
Below is the current forum sections as of Sept 2019.
Where are the people who are going to want to talk about their passions outside and surrounding UiPath studio going to congregate in this forum list?
I believe content like this needs to be discussed but it should have it’s own forum section instead of being lost in the Academy and Random section.
Take this post for example. I would have never been able to see what @Lahiro.Fernando created unless it was pinned to the top of the Academy. I wanted to hear stories about others first time implementing automation and the benefits that came with them, but only a few people were able to respond/read it because it keeps getting bumped down with all the questions on how to pass the foundation lesson in the UiPath studio.
I know it is a long post, but I believe this subject to be important.
Feel free to ask any questions about this post or suggest a different way of creating a community around RPA roles and philosophies.