Metrics

In Enterprise Architect, the Project Manager can allocate the possible weighting of defined metrics to work on a given model element.

To select the element to which to allocate metric weightings, click on the required element in the Project Browser.

Access:     View | More Element Tools | Project Management > Metrics: New (Ctrl+Shift+7)

Use to:

  • Enter the details of metrics that you might apply to work on an element

How to:

To enter metric details for an element, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the element in the Project Browser

 

2

Select the 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

 

5

On the Metrics tab enter the:

  • Name of the metric (a short description)
  • Type of the metric (Mandatory: type the name or click on the drop-down arrow and select; the selection list is drawn from the global Metric Type list, but any new metrics you type in the Type field are not added to the list)
  • Weighting allocated to the metric
  • Notes on the metric (this text is also displayed in the Notes window; it cannot be edited in that window)

Metric Types

Notes

6

Click on the Save icon in the Project Management window toolbar

 

Notes:

  • If you select a global metric type from the Type drop-down list and the associated Weight field is empty, the default Weight value is allocated to the Weight field on the Metrics tab
  • 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
  • Project Management folder in the Element Browser window - if this window is not displayed, click on the Browse Element icon in the Project Management window toolbar; metric item icons have an M in the bottom right corner
  • 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

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