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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

Bot capacity planning

You might have read frequently in many journals and management books that planning is the key to success. It can be any project – even if you are planning your vacation, you need to plan ahead of time to make it successful and less stressful. Similarly, a lot of planning goes into making sure that the bot we are trying to deploy in production has enough capacity to sustain any fluctuations in the load. We need to make sure it doesn’t need immediate intervention.

Capacity planning of the bot starts well before we even start the design. It actually starts from the discovery and requirement phase itself. When we are trying to understand the existing or as-in process, the most important information for capacity planning is to know the daily, monthly, and yearly volume. Gathering information about the manual average handling time (MAHT) gives you an idea of how much time it takes for humans to complete a successful transaction. Sometimes, SMEs or individuals...