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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

Designing Framework for Consistency and Resiliency

In the previous chapter, we saw how a solution architect (SA) has to study the client’s environment and make themselves familiar with the ecosystem. They also need to interact with various teams to understand and adhere to their processes and norms. This chapter will use all that knowledge you gathered previously to design a set of rules and procedures for designing, developing, testing, and deploying RPA projects. This set of rules and procedures is called the framework. This will become the base for all the projects implemented for the client.

Here is what will be covered in this chapter:

  • Design principles
  • Development standards
  • Security standards
  • Bot operating model
  • Capacity planning

By the end of this chapter, you will know how to design a framework for your client based on their technology stack and internal service lines, such as information security, governance, data security, and project...