Effort Management

In Enterprise Architect, the Project Manager can allocate effort (as time) to work on a given model element.

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

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

Use to:

  • Enter the effort allocated to an element

How to:

To enter effort allocation 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 Effort tab

 

4

Click on the New icon on the Project Management window toolbar

 

5

On the Effort tab enter the:

  • Name of the effort (a short description)
  • Type of the effort (type the name or click on the drop-down arrow and select; the selection list is drawn from the global Effort Type list, but any new efforts you type in the Type field are not added to the list)
  • Time the effort is expected to expend
  • Notes on effort (this text is also displayed in the Notes window; it cannot be edited in that window)

Effort Types

Notes

6

Click on the Save icon in the Project Management window toolbar

 

Notes:

  • To edit existing Effort 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 Browse Element icon in the Project Management window toolbar; effort item icons have an E in the bottom right corner
  • 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

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