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Using the Today Panel

The 'Today' panel provides a convenient collection of the tools that are useful for visualizing what is important in the model right now - that is, today! For any contributor to the repository, there will be things that must be attended to today; these are conveniently brought together, ensuring that you are informed about what you need to attend to, and that you are made aware of information that is important to your role. These tools include Model Mail, which contains messages from other modelers, the Project Calendar listing important events, Gantt Charts listing work allocations, Discussions about elements, Kanban diagrams where tasks are presented, and a number of other facilities.

Available Facilities

Facility

Description

See also

Mail

The Model Mail facility provides you with the ability to send, receive and respond to emails within the project team, under your User Security ID, either as an individual user or as a member of a group that has a shared mail inbox.

Model Mail

Calendar

Displays the Project Calendar, defaulted to todays' date, on which you can check for scheduled meetings and reminders of events, and add items for today or any day in the future.

Project Calendar

My Kanban

Displays the Kanban diagram that you have set as your personal default.

Kanban Features

My Gantt

Display a Gantt chart listing the tasks that have been allocated to you and that are not yet complete.

Review Allocated Work

My Worksets

Displays the 'Manage Working Sets' dialog, on which you can define the windows and dialogs you want to automatically display when you next log on to Enterprise Architect, either to pick up where you left off or to form a 'home base' for your day-to-day work.

Working Sets

Reviews

Displays the Discussion Review window (main icon) at the 'Reviews' tab, on which recent discussions are listed for review, or a menu (drop-down arrow) providing these options:

  • Manage Reviews - to display the Discussion Review window at the 'Reviews' tab, listing the Review elements in the model and any discussions captured within each Review
  • Review - to display the Discussions window at the 'Review' tab, on which you can join a review and create new discussion points or responses within that review, on any element
  • Manage Discussions - to display the Discussion Review window at the Discussions tab, listing the separate discussions recorded in the model
  • Discuss - to display the Discussions window at the 'Discuss' tab, on which you can create a new discussion or add to an existing discussion on a specific element
  • Chat History - executes a report that lists all Chat items recorded over the specified period (default 3 days); you can filter the Chat items by Discussion Group in the report
  • Chat - to display the Discussions window at the 'Chat' tab, ready to participate in an exchange of brief comments on any point, with members of one of the defined user security groups
  • Help - to display the Help topic on Element Discussions
Informal Element Discussions

Active Diagrams

Displays the 'Find in Project' view defaulted to an executed specific search for recently modified (that is, Active) diagrams. The default time period is the three days prior to today's date.

Pre-defined Searches

Active Elements

Displays the 'Find in Project' view defaulted to an executed specific search for recently modified (that is, Active) elements. The default time period is the three days prior to today's date.

Pre-defined Searches

Active Tasks

Displays the 'Find in Project' view defaulted to an executed specific search for Active tasks (those that are in progress).

Pre-defined Searches

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