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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

The project management team

The PMO or project management team is a group of experts in an organization governing the project management activities such as methodology selection, and defining templates to be used and artifacts to be produced during the project so that the project deliverables can be defined. They help in the awareness, training, and adaptation of any new methodologies or changes to the existing methodology. They play a crucial role in the success and closure of a project. By definition, a project is a set composed of activities that will deliver a service or product, or an outcome after a set defined timeframe. Based on the nature of the business and the project history, the PMO decides which project management methodology will work best for an organization.

Why is it important for an SA to know the PMO and their preferred methodology? It all boils down to the fact that RPA projects are very short-lived. This means that duration is the key to the methodology selection...