Monitoring Stranded Activities

The Stranded Activities view, which can be accessed via the Control Center perspective launch panel, displays activities and default case activities that are stranded because their performers have been invalidated, for example like in the following cases:

Postponed Activities
Figure: Stranded Activities View

Stranded Activities Table Content

In the Stranded Activities table, you can review and delegate the stranded activities to other participants.

For a detailed description on the columns and functionality of the activity table, refer to chapter Working with Activity Tables.

Actions

The following actions are available in the Actions column:

Delegating to the Default Performer

To delegate the selected activities to the default performer, click the Delegate to Default Performer icon. For default case activities, the Delegate to Default Performer icon is disabled. Note that this icon is displayed only in Stranded Activities view.

A confirmation dialog opens to confirm the delegation.


Figure: Delegate to Default Performer Confirmation.

If you select more than one rows and the selected rows contain activities and default case activities to be delegated to the default performer, the following error message is displayed:

Delegating to the default Performer - Activities and Default Case Activities
Figure: Delegate to the Default Performer - Activities and Default Case Activities

Example - Delegate to Default Performer

This example explains the delegation of stranded activities to the default performer. Make sure that the Delegate to Default Performer property is set for the activity. For details about this property in the Eclipse modeler, please refer to section Optionally add an Option to send Activities to the Default Performers Worklist of chapter Working With Activity Event Handlers in the Eclipse Modeling Guide. Optionally add an Option to send Activities to the Default Performers Worklist of chapter Working With Activity Event Handlers in the Eclipse Modeling Guide. For details about this property in the Modeling perspective, please refer to section Delegating to the Default Performers Worklist of the chapter Specifying Activity Properties in the Business Process Modeling Handbook.

  1. For this example, create a model in the Modeling perspective
  2. Create a participant called Role 1 and assign it to the Default Lane
  3. Add an activity and start event in the model
  4. Deploy the model
  5. Log in with the user motu
  6. Switch to the Administration perspective
  7. Open the Participant Manager view
  8. Create a user called Lima
  9. Assign Role 1 to Lima


    Figure: Drag and drop User on Role 1

  10. Log in with the credentials of Lima
  11. In the My Startable Processes panel, initiate the process
  12. In the Suspend & Save Menu, click the Suspend and Save to My Worklist option
  13. Suspend and save two more instances of the activity
  14. Log out the user Lima
  15. Log in with the user motu
  16. Switch to the Administration perspective
  17. Open the Participant Manager view
  18. Select the user Lima and click the Invalidate icon in the toolbar


    Figure: Invalidate the User

  19. The Delegate Activities Confirmation dialog opens to confirm the delegation for the activities which were suspended and saved by Lima.


    Figure: Delegate Activities

  20. Click No in the Delegate Activities Confirmation dialog
  21. Click Ok in the Stranded Activities Alert dialog


    Figure: Stranded Activities Alert

  22. Switch to the Control Center perspective
  23. In the Management Views panel, click the All Management Views option
  24. Open the Stranded Activities view and view the activities of Lima


    Figure: Stranded Activities View

  25. Select the activities in the Stranded Activity view for delegation
  26. Click the Delegate to Default Performer icon in the toolbar. The confirmation dialog gets displayed.


    Figure: Confirm - Delegate to Default Performer

  27. If you click Yes, the activities get assigned to the default performer. In this case, it gets assigned to Role 1 participant.
  28. If you click No the activities remain in the Stranded Activity view.

For details on participants and users in the Eclipse modeler and the Modeling perspective, please refer to chapter Modeling the Organizational Structure in the Eclipse Modeling Guide and chapter Modeling the Organizational Structure in the Business Process Modeling Handbook respectively.