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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

Setting up the scenario

The role of an SA is very dynamic. An SA is not someone who sits behind the desk the whole day. They have to interact with many different teams. Effective human interaction is one of the key soft skills an SA should possess.

Let’s try to visualize this using a scenario. You are assigned to a new project for a banking client. Today is the first day to report to the client’s California office. You are at the reception, waiting for someone to sign you in from the client’s RPA team. The moment you step into the client’s office, that is the time you start your study of the lay of the land.

First, you meet your client manager who greets you at the reception, and you start your conversation so you can get to know them better. Now, I am not trying to give any communication advice but trying to emphasize how important it is for an SA to communicate effectively

Coming back to the scenario, after a bit of small talk, you should get...