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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

Preface

Welcome to this comprehensive guide on becoming an RPA Solution Architect!

In this book, we will provide you with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and the skills required to excel in this role. Through practical implementation and easy-to-understand examples, we will take you on a journey of designing, defining, and executing RPA processes, covering key considerations, techniques, and strategies based on real-life scenarios.

RPA Solution Architects hold a crucial position in the automation journey and initiatives within organizations. They bear multiple responsibilities, ensuring that RPA implementations and solutions effectively fulfill the purpose of automation when deployed in production environments. If you are seeking a playbook to architect well-designed and scalable RPA systems, then this book is tailor-made for you.

To start, we will explore the different roles, responsibilities, and interactions between cross-functional teams involved in RPA projects. You will gain a solid understanding of the pillars of good design, including stability, maintainability, scalability, and resilience. We will guide you in developing crucial documents such as process design documents, solution design documents, SIT/UAT scripts, and wireframes.

Throughout the book, we will emphasize the importance of designing reusable components to achieve faster, more cost-effective, and improved RPA implementations. You will learn the best practices for module decoupling, handling garbage collection, and managing exceptions. Furthermore, we will delve into topics such as privacy, security, reporting automated processes, analytics, and proactive measures for maintaining healthy bots.

By the time you reach the end of this book, you will have gained the confidence to apply the skills and traits discussed within these pages, empowering you to advance your career as an accomplished RPA Solution Architect. Whether you are just starting out or are looking to enhance your existing expertise, this book will serve as your invaluable companion throughout your journey.

So let’s dive in and unlock the secrets of becoming an exceptional RPA Solution Architect!