Effort Types

Enterprise Architect enables you to add an effort type to the global list of effort types that can be added to any element in the model.

The global list of effort types displays in the Type field drop-down list on the Effort tab of the Project Management window.

Access:    Settings | Project Types | Project Indicators > Effort: New

Use to:

  • Specify the effort types used when assigning effort to an element

How to:

To add a new effort type to the global list, follow the steps below:



See also


Select the Project Indicators menu option

The Project Indicators dialog displays



Click on the Effort tab.



Click on the New button

(To edit an existing effort type, click on the effort type name in the Defined Effort Types list)



Complete the fields as follows:

  • In the Effort field type the name of the effort type
  • In the Description field type a short description of the effort type
  • In the Weight field type the default weighting to apply to the effort type
  • In the Note field, type any additional information on the effort type



Click on the Save button.



  • Although Enterprise Architect does not currently provide detailed reports on effort within a model, you can use the Automation Interface or similar tools to create your own custom reports based on effort information you enter
  • You can transport effort types between models, using Export Reference Data and Import Reference Data

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