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Effort Types

When setting up the project management parameters for monitoring work on elements, you can create types of effort to add to the global list of effort types that can be assigned to any element in the model. You can also select and edit existing effort types. The global list of effort types displays in the 'Type' drop-down list on the 'Effort' page of the Project Indicators window.


Open the 'Project Indicators' dialog using one of the methods outlined here, then select the 'Effort' tab.


Configure > Reference Data > Model Types > Project Indicators : Effort

Keyboard shortcut

Select an Effort item on a diagram or the 'Details' tab of the Inspector window, then press Shift+Enter

Add a new effort type to the global list

Click the 'New' button to define a new Effort type



See also


Type the name of the effort type. (Or, to edit an existing effort type, click on the effort name in the Defined Effort Types panel.)


Type a short description of the effort type.


Type the default weighting to apply to the effort type.


Type any additional information on the effort type.


Click on this button to save the changes that you have made to the dialog.


Click on this button to clear the data fields ready to define a new effort type.


Click on an entry in the Defined Effort Types panel, and click on this button to immediately delete the effort type.


Click on this button to close the 'Project Indicators' dialog. If you have not saved your changes, the system prompts you to save or abort those changes.


  • 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
  • You can transport effort types between models, using the 'Configure > Model > Transfer > Export Reference Data' and 'Import Reference Data' ribbon options

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