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RPA Solution Architect's Handbook

By : Sachin Sahgal
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RPA Solution Architect's Handbook

By: Sachin Sahgal

Overview of this book

RPA solution architects play an important role in the automation journey and initiatives within the organization. However, the implementation process is quite complex and daunting at times. RPA Solution Architect’s Handbook is a playbook for solution architects looking to build well-designed and scalable RPA solutions. You’ll begin by understanding the different roles, responsibilities, and interactions between cross-functional teams. Then, you’ll learn about the pillars of a good design: stability, maintainability, scalability, and resilience, helping you develop a process design document, solution design document, SIT/UAT scripts, and wireframes. You’ll also learn how to design reusable components for faster, cheaper, and better RPA implementation, and design and develop best practices for module decoupling, handling garbage collection, and exception handling. At the end of the book, you’ll explore the concepts of privacy, security, reporting automated processes, analytics, and taking preventive action to keep the bots healthy. By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped to undertake a complete RPA process from design to implementation efficiently.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
1
Part 1:Role of a Solution Architect
5
Part 2:Being Techno/Functional
11
Part 3: Tool Agnostic Approach
17
Part 4:Best Practices
22
Epilogue

Design considerations for IA

Let’s first understand one thing: you must draw a line as to how far you want to go in your learning journey. You might be transitioning and want to start with a solution architect (SA) profile that specializes in only RPA, and that is okay. Rushing through your learning roadmap is not going to help.

So, if you have practiced the RPA solution enough and consider yourself an expert, move on to the next big thing, designing IA solutions. Let’s start with understanding the approach of IA design and how an SA can progress their career in designing IA solutions. Think of it this way, you have graduated from college and worked in the industry for some time, and now you want to do your master’s degree. There will be a roadmap that is not completely different from what you have learned in your RPA journey, and all your learning will complement your progress. Let’s talk about the study topics, as you need to study to understand the...