Discover commercial ADONIS features – workload analysis (steady state)

Workload analysis (steady state)

The workload analysis (available only in commercial ADONIS) supports you when you want to analyze the dynamic behaviour of your organisation. Waiting times for activities are not defined in advance but calculated by the simulation, based on a waiting queue model. The stochastic arrival times(starting frequency) of each process are described in the process calendar of the various processes. Additionally, the exact availability of each performer can be entered into a calendar – see Calendar attribute in the Performer object in a Working environment model.

Depending on the processes’ frequency of occurrence and the assignment of performers to objects of the class "Activity" or "Task" it is possible to identify workload profiles of organisational units and roles as well as to recognise bottlenecks and idle times. You can obtain both process and period related results.

The difference between the workload analysis (steady-state) and the workload analysis (fixed time period) can be characterised as follows:

  • In the case of the steady-state view a fixed number of process runs are simulated, regardless of how much time is needed until the processes are executed. The results calculated are the average values with regard to one process run.
  • In the case of the fixed-time period view a predefined period of time is simulated, regardless of how many processes will be executed during this period of time. The results can be examined per process or over the evaluation phase specified.