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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


This chapter focused on some of the activities that mostly go unnoticed. Oftentimes, we don’t know that an SA has to contribute to and invest in these activities as well. In this chapter, we saw that the SA has to work on presales activities to help in getting new business. They also have to invest their time in going and presenting their solutions in Orals, which is one of the most important parts of the presales activities. The SA’s contribution does not end there; they also have to build a talent pool by recruiting the best candidates in the market.

Finding the right candidate and putting them through the selection process is time-consuming and needs a lot of patience. This step is the key to building a healthy team with few conflicts and little friction.

We also saw how the SA becomes a coach and mentor for their team so they can learn and grow. Building growth plans and training schedules are a great way to coach and mentor. Having an open conversation...