Viewing the Gantt Chart of a Process Instance

The Infinity Portal provides a Gantt Chart view, which displays the current status and duration of elements in the Process Instance hierarchy.

The entire process instance hierarchy is displayed from the root process instance, even when the in-scope process instance is a sub-process.

Opening the Gantt Chart View

The Gantt Chart view can be invoked via the Gantt Chart button provided for processes listed in tables. You can open it from the Process Search view of the Control Center Perspective, the Process Details view of the Workflow Execution Perspective and the Process Overview of the Administration Perspective.

Open the Gantt Chart View
Figure: Open the Gantt Chart View

Selecting the Gantt Chart button opens the Gantt Chart view according to the process instance:

The Gantt Chart View
Figure: The Gantt Chart View

The ProcessInstance Name and ID is displayed along with process instance start date and time.

Legend

The Legend selector supports changing the gantt chart colors to either display the process/activity instance status or the benchmark categories that is, the labels and colors as defined in the associated benchmark definition. Note that the associated benchmark should be selected by default if one is associated with the process instance.

Status

Status is indicated by different color legends:


Figure: Legend - Status

Benchmark

For benchmark, legends are displayed based on the defined categories of benchmark. For example, in the following screenshot Green, Blue and Red are the labels and colors defined.

Time Unit
Figure: Legend - Benchmark

Time Line

The time line is two-tiered with the second row showing the interval selected and the first row providing a less specific interval for context.

Time Unit
Figure: Choose the Time Unit

Days

Time Unit
Figure: Time Unit - Days

Hours

Time Unit
Figure: Time Unit - Hours

Minutes

Time Unit
Figure: Time Unit - Minutes

Process Instance Tree

A tree shows the process instance hierarchy. Expand all and collapse all options are provided to expand and collapse all elements in the tree. Individual processes can be expanded and collapsed, too. Auxiliary processes and auxiliary activities are hidden by default, but they can be shown in the tree by toggling the Show/Hide Auxiliary option. The tree includes the root process instance, even when the gantt chart's scope is a sub-process. The in-scope process instance is indicated in the tree.


Figure: Root Process and Sub Process - Gantt Chart

The status of the sub-process matches with the process and not with the sub-process activity. In the above screenshot, the sub-process "Called Subpro" displays the status as Active which is the status of this process and not its activity.

You can activate the activity using the "Activate" option provided next to eligible activity instances in the gantt chart.


Figure: Activate from Gantt Chart

Duration Bars

A bar for each element indicates a process instance and activity instance status. Based on the selected legend, the color of duration bar is determined.

A tooltip is provided to display the status, start and end time of the process or activity instance.


Figure: Tooltip - Duration Bar