Our journey to automation architecture best practices begins with discovery of what works, expressed as patterns. Observing what is in common along with the variables, repetition and uniqueness, abstractions and details of what is concrete, all contribute to finding the points of reference along the path. Navigating to our destination requires us to recognize landmarks while traveling. And we of course must also learn along the way, picking up cues and clues. On a hunting trip, you may require a guide that knows how to track animals and identify hungry ones before they consume you. A caddy on the golf course carries the clubs, but may also recommend wood when you pull out an iron. Consider me that guy and ABoK™ the manual. You're in charge of packing a pachyderm or hitting a birdie. Make the trip a success.