Supervisors are users who have other users reporting to them. Supervisors can view and update all tasks assigned to all users who report to them. This chapter discusses the tasks that supervisors can perform.
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If a user is unavailable for a period of time and must delegate some or all assigned tasks to another user, then the user rules can automatically reassign the tasks based on certain conditions. More specifically, if a user is going on vacation, a vacation period can be associated with a rule to create a vacation rule.
For more information about creating user rules, see Section 3.9.1, "How to Create User Rules in Process Workspace."
For more information about setting a vacation rule, see Section 3.9.3, "How to Enable a Vacation Period in Process Workspace.".
To distribute work among users in a group, you create a rule for that group. Creating a group rule is similar to creating a user rule, with the addition of a list of the groups that you, as the logged-in user, manage.
For information about creating user rules, see Section 3.9.1, "How to Create User Rules in Process Workspace."
Examples of group rules include:
Assigning tasks from a particular customer to a member of the group
Ensuring an even distribution of task assignments to members of a group by using round-robin assignment
Ensuring that high-priority tasks are routed to the least busy member of a group
For information about creating a group rule, see Section 3.9.2, "How to Create Group Rules in Process Workspace".
For information about assignment rules for tasks with multiple assignees, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle SOA Suite.
A supervisor can reassign or delegate tasks to reportees. A user with BPMWorkflowReassign privileges can delegate a task to anyone.
For information about reassigning or delegating tasks, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle SOA Suite.
Reports are available on the Tasks page in the Reports panel. Report results cannot be saved.
Figure 7-1 shows the Reports panel displaying the standard report types available.
For more information about reports, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle SOA Suite.
Dashboards provide a variety of analytical information about the workload on users for the different processes being executed. For example, if a specific user has many tasks assigned to her, and she is making little progress, this would indicate that all those corresponding processes are blocked. Having this information enables you to reassign those tasks to someone else and, if necessary some user or group routing rules can be specified to manage the issue in the short term.
For more information about dashboards, see Chapter 6, "Using Dashboards in Process Workspace".
If a user escalates a task, it is automatically assigned to his or her supervisor. The supervisor can then decide what type of action to perform on the task.
Escalations are among the system actions you can perform from the Task Details page.
For more information about the Task Details page, see Section 188.8.131.52, "The Process Workspace Task Details Page".
For information about the system actions you can perform from the Task Details page, see Table 2-3.