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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 or a diagram.



Start > Explore > Properties > Construct : Hamburger arrow. | Resources | Effort

Construct > Change Management > Effort  : New icon. - clears Construct window ready to add effort

Enter effort allocation details for an element


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.


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


Type in any additional notes or description of this effort.

Click on this icon to save the data you have entered and to add the entry to the Effort list in the Element Browser and Effort window.


  • To edit existing Effort items for this element, display the record in the (already open) Construct window by either:
         -  Clicking on the 'Construct > Change Management > Effort' ribbon option and on the required item in the Effort window, or
         -  Double-clicking on the item in the Project Management > Effort  folder in the Element Browser window
  • To delete existing Effort items for an element, click on the item in the Construct window or Effort window and click on Delete icon 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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