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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

Resilience and discovering the unknowns in RPA projects

For an SA of an RPA project, ensuring resilience is crucial for the successful implementation and long-term sustainability of a solution. Resilience encompasses the ability of the RPA solution to withstand unforeseen challenges, adapt to changing environments, and recover quickly from potential failures. To achieve resilience, it is essential to proactively identify and address unknown factors that may arise during the implementation process. In this topic, we will explore strategies to ensure resilience in an RPA project and the approaches to uncovering the unknowns.

Building a resilient RPA solution

Resilience is the key to having robust and stable automation. RPA needs this, as there are so many factors that can break the process. Having resilience can help avoid some of those breaking points:

  • Comprehensive requirements gathering: To develop a resilient RPA solution, thorough requirements gathering is essential...