Effort Management

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

1.Select the element.
2.Select the View | Project Management menu option. The Project Management window displays, showing the Resource Allocation tab.
3.Click on the Effort tab.
4.Click on the New button on the Project Management window toolbar. (If the window does not display as shown, click on the Show/Hide Properties button on the toolbar.)

The Effort tab enables you to enter the following data:

·A name for the effort (short description)
·The type of effort (click on the drop-down arrow and select, or type the name in; typed names are not added to the global effort type list)
·The time the effort will expend
·Some notes on the effort.

To edit an existing item, click on the required item in the list on the left of the window.

Note: The drop-down arrow on the Type field displays a list of effort types as defined on the Effort tab of the Metric and Estimation Types dialog. If required, you can type in alternative effort types, but these are not added to the drop-down list of defined types.

Note: 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.