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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

Bot operating model

An operating model is a collection of all the best practices pertaining to the vision and mission of the organization. It entails the organization design that best supports the delivery of RPA projects. It defines the strategy for governance and defines a pipeline for demand management. The delivery model, service model, people management, and technology selection are all defined and managed under the bot or RPA operating model. Let’s review the sections of an operating model in detail:

  • Vision and mission: Every RPA program should start with a vision and mission. The vision and mission should define the types of business benefits and clearly outline the strategy that should be followed by the RPA teams. This allows the teams to focus on the outcome and the return on investment (ROI) they will be getting from RPA projects.
  • Defining the organization structure: This is crucial for the operation of the RPA program. RPA is not just about implementing...