Assignment rules in BPM
I am new to the world of Bizagi so here I am asking for your help and opinion.
I am a university student from Rome, Italy majoring in Industrial engineering, and currently working on my dissertation. The topic I chose involves modelling part of our civil justice system, in order to run simulations and eventually cutting down on the total time that a single lawsuit takes to be resolved.
To model the process I thought of Bizagi Process Modeler, and was able to recreate the process that I need. Simulations show results that lead me to believe the model is accurate enough for my purpose.
Here is the problem:
Since a single case file is taken care of by a single judge throughout its course of action, I need my model to assign each istance to only ONE of my resources (the judges), and that resource must then carry on working on it until it reaches and End Event. That has a big impact on the working schedule of my resources and therefore on my research.
So, in conclusion, I need a module, an expression, or a rule, that assigns a case to the first available judge who then will be busy on it until it is resolved. That assignment should occur in the "Designazione Giudice" task (ie. "Assignment to Judge"), which you can find at the very beginning of the model i have attached below for your convenience (it is circled in red).
At the moment, i have only used Bizagi Process Modeler: I went through all of its nooks and crannies, looked for answers online, but it seems that what I need cannot be achieved (on the Process Modeler).
I am pretty sure it can be done on the BPM Suite, but this is my first time modelling any kind of process so I have no clue where to start, and I have no programming skills unfortunately.
Note that the purpose of my research is purely that of simulation. Which is why I have only used the Process Modeler up until now. After I manage to fix this "assignment problem" i will need to go back and simulate with actual data and see where that takes me, but I don't need to "Run" the process or anything else, since it is purely... a model!
I would greatly appreciate any help or ideas any of you can provide me with, hoping I made my issue clear enough (if not, ask away!) ;)
Attached is the .png image file and i also added a zipped version of the .bpm file.
Thanks in advance