Metrics

To enter metrics for an element, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the element from the Project Browser.
  2. Select the View | Other Element Tools | Project Management menu option. The Project Management window displays, showing the Resource Allocation tab.
  3. Click on the Metrics tab.
  4. Click on the New icon on the Project Management window toolbar.
     
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The Metrics tab enables you to enter the following data:

  • A name for the metric (short description)
  • The type of metric (click on the drop-down arrow and select, or type the name in; type names are not added to the global metric type list)
  • A weighting for the metric
  • Some notes on the metric (this text is also displayed in the Notes window; it cannot be edited in that window).

To edit existing Metrics items for this element, click on the required item in the:

  • list panel to the left of the window, in Item mode
  • list, in List mode, or
  • Project Management folder in the Element Browser window; if this window is not displayed, click on the EBIcon icon in the Project Management window toolbar. Metric item icons have an M in the bottom right corner.

To change the element to which to allocate resources, select the required element in the Project Browser.

To edit existing metric items for this element, click on the required item in the:

  • list panel to the left of the window, in Item mode
  • list, in List mode, or
  • Project Management folder in the Element Browser window (Metric item icons have an M in the bottom right corner). If this window is not displayed, click on the EBIcon icon in the Project Management window toolbar.

To change the element to which to assign metrics, select the required element in the Project Browser.

Note:

Although Enterprise Architect does not currently provide detailed reports on metrics within a model, you can use the Automation Interface or similar tools to create your own custom reports based on metric information you enter.