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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

Project plan

In the previous chapters, we discussed different types of project management methodologies. For this purpose, we will assume that a hybrid project management methodology is being used. Though the project plan is created by the project manager assigned to the RPA team, it is also the responsibility of the solution architect to understand the project plan and contribute to its development. It doesn’t matter which project management methodology we are using, the project management phases should be very carefully crafted with input from the solution architect and the development team so that the project can be executed smoothly.

Let’s see which sections within phases an solution architect has to focus on to build a complete and efficient project plan.

Initiation

While one might think that the initiation phase does not have any involvement from the solution architect, think again; that is absolutely untrue. In the initiation phase, while the regular project...