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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


To summarize, exception handling is a critical aspect of software development, particularly in the areas of RPA and automation. Effective exception handling can help prevent software crashes, improve reliability, and minimize disruptions to the overall automation process. Developers should follow best practices for exception handling, including identifying potential exceptions, handling exceptions gracefully, implementing exception handling logic, testing exception handling, monitoring and reviewing exception logs, and providing clear error messages. By following these best practices, developers can ensure that their software performs as expected and delivers value to their organizations.

In the next chapter, we will talk about the data needed to test automation, the different ways we can get data for testing, how security is handled within an automation, the importance of logging, and how maintaining logs can help with troubleshooting and debugging.