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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)
Part 1:Role of a Solution Architect
Part 2:Being Techno/Functional
Part 3: Tool Agnostic Approach
Part 4:Best Practices


Researching a solution and testing it to find the best options involves the process of gathering information and evaluating different alternatives to determine the most effective course of action. Throughout the research and testing process, it is important to remain open-minded and flexible, be willing to adapt to new information, and use data and evidence to guide decision-making.

By following the steps presented in this chapter, you can effectively research a solution and test it to find the best option for your needs. In the next chapter, we will study the best practices for designing solutions and, the different approaches to solution design, and focus on a modular approach.

In the next chapter, we will review some best practices for designing a robust solution. We will do a deep-dive into the concept of modular design and see how it adds robustness and resilience to the design and code.