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Default Hours

Setting an hourly rate is the most difficult factor in an accurate estimation. Typical ranges can vary from 10 to 30 hours per Use Case point.

Studying the Use Case Points Method, from which this variable is defined, can help you to understand its role in the estimation and facilitate selection of a suitable initial value.

The best way to estimate this value is through analysis of previous completed projects. By calculating the project estimation on a completed project for which the Use Cases and environment are configured within Enterprise Architect, you can adjust the hour rate to render an appropriate value for your unique work environment.

Access    Project | Settings | Project Types | Estimation Factors > Default Hour Rate

Set the default hour rate per adjusted Use Case point



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In the Duration field,  type the number of hours per Use Case Point.




In the Hourly Rate field, type the cost per hour.




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·The values you enter are stored as local settings on your computer only
·This option is also active in the 'Lite', read-only version of Enterprise Architect


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