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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.



Construct > Change Management > Effort : New

Enter effort allocation details for an element



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Type the name or a brief description of the effort.


Type in the effort type or click on the drop-down arrow and select the type. The selection list is drawn from the global Effort Type list, but any new efforts you type in this field are not added to the list.

Effort Types


Type in the amount of time the effort is expected to expend.


Type in any additional notes or description of this effort.

This text is also displayed in the Notes window, but it cannot be edited in that window.


Click on this icon in the Project Management window toolbar to save the new effort definition.


  • 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
  • To delete existing Effort items for an element, click on the item and click on in the window toolbar
  • 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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