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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

Learning more about the team structure

Every project needs a team. It goes without saying that a great person can make a difference, but a team can work miracles. To work that miracle, there has to be a highly functional team. For this use case, we will build a team that will be cross-functional and modular.

A list of roles within the team is set out here:

  • Project manager or Scrum master
  • SA
  • BA
  • Senior developer
  • Developer
  • Quality analyst

Now that we know what the team looks like, let’s set some roles and responsibilities for each role. The industry standard for formalizing the roles and responsibilities of a team is called the RACI matrix. RACI stands for responsible, accountable, consulted, and informed. Segregation of responsibilities is the key to a highly functional team. We don’t want conflict and concerns arising from confusion as to who does what and who needs to be kept in the loop in a conversation between the team and the...