Process Explorer - Variant Selector


The Variant Selector allows for the selection of 1 or more variants to be displayed in the Process Diagram.   The default number of variants selected is 8.   The default fields shown are;


Field

Description

ID

A unique indicator for Variants, order by tasks desc i.e. Variant #1 has the most amount of tasks

Tasks

The # of tasks in a variant

Avg Duration

The average duration of tasks in a variant, based on the timestamp of the first activity defined and the last activity (calendar time)

Std Deviation

The standard deviation of the duration of tasks in a variant (calendar time).  This can be used to detect unstable variants i.e. variants where some tasks take very little time, and others take an extended amount of time to resolve/close

Loop

Indicates if the variant contains one or more loops i.e. a step that goes back to an activity that had previously occurred

Compliant

Indicates if the variant has one of more non-compliant steps

Duplicates

Indicates if a variant has one of more steps that occurred twice

 

The following are capabilities of the variant selector


Variant Selection


To select variants to display in the Process Diagram, use the standard windows functionality for multi-select within the grid. i.e. click, shift, click for a range of variants, ctrl, click, click, etc for selected variants


 

 

Variant Graph


The Variant Graph will update with the variants selected in the Variant Selection grid.   Clicking a variant in the graph will activate the ‘Variant Select Action’ option currently selected;  Animate highlight the selected variant, Lifecycle to dynamically highlight the selected variant, and Isolate to remove all variants other than the selected variants.    To turn off the selected ‘Variant Select Action’, re-click the selected Variant  in the graph.  The colours used for animation and lifecycle display can be set in the Settings pane

 

 

 

 

Variant Filter


The Filter options can be used to only view variants that contain Loops, are Compliant or contact Duplictes.  Note that these are indeterminate check-boxes.  i.e. if Filter-Loops us unchecked, only variants that do not contain loops will display, if it is checked only variants containing loops will display, if it is neutral  (default), no filter will apply


Variant Highlight


Checking the highlights options will highlight loops with the respective attributes.   The colours used to highlight can be set in the Settings pane