Re: Blue Collar Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Blue Collar Tech Writers
From: "Sandy Harris" <sharris -at- dkl -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 15:49:51 -0500

Andrew Plato wrote:

> .. Plans are only useful when they make people work faster,
> more efficiently.

Or improve the quality of the output.

> Planning should NEVER take more than 10% of a project's time.
> (I read that in book.)

Another book suggests, for software projects: 1/3 design and specify,
1/6 coding (including developers' tests; get it to the point where
everything compiles and programmers think they've met the spec), 1/2
of total time for testing and debugging.




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