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Project Management Workbench

Enterprise Architect provides a wide range of tools for managing a Model Based Systems Engineering project. In this way it can act as a project management workbench that can be used to manage an engineering project. The entire Systems Life Cycle can be modeled in the tool, from the conceptualization of business needs through design, implementation, utilization, support and ultimately to the system's retirement or disposal.

There are Gantt charts, Calendars, Team Libraries, Risk, Defect, Task, Effort and Metric Registers, to name a few. Roadmaps are another powerful feature that allow a project manager to visualize the development of a project over time from a current state to any number of transition or future states.

Showing a one-stage workflow Kanban Diagram as a Gantt chart in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

A team can also work cohesively using the built-in Kanban boards which allow items such as Requirements, User Stories, Defects and Changes and more to be visualized as they are actively being worked on. Resource allocation and Properties such as Priority and Status can be viewed through the board items and over-fill limits are displayed.

Simple example of a Kanban Diagram with four lanes in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

This powerful technique, which has its origin in the Japanese Automotive sector has been implemented in Enterprise Architect in a way that will greatly enhance the productivity of your team and its project management. For more information see the Project Management Help topic.