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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.

Access:     View | More Element Tools | Project Management > Effort: New (Ctrl+Shift+7)

Use to:

  • Enter the effort allocated to an element

How to:

To enter effort allocation details for an element, follow the steps below:



See also


Select the element in the Project Browser



Select the Project Management menu option

The Project Management window displays, showing the Resource Allocation tab



Click on the Effort tab



Click on the New icon on the Project Management window toolbar



On the Effort tab enter the:

  • Name of the effort (a short description)
  • Type of the effort (type the name or click on the drop-down arrow and select; the selection list is drawn from the global Effort Type list, but any new efforts you type in the Type field are not added to the list)
  • Time the effort is expected to expend
  • Notes on effort (this text is also displayed in the Notes window; it cannot be edited in that window)

Effort Types



Click on the Save icon in the Project Management window toolbar



  • 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
  • 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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