RE: Estimating time

Subject: RE: Estimating time
From: Jim Shaeffer <jims -at- spsi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 13:26:06 -0400

John Posada nailed it when he asked, "What's the deadline?".

If you need research-based, nicely-presented statistics and methods , Sarah
Lathrop posted the following (way back in '00) in the thread "Documentation
Statistics Needed."
You can find some interesting statistics in the article "Stop Guestimating,
Start Estimating" found at


Also, back in the pre-computer era, we used a standard rate of 8 hours per
page on Federal government contracts for the _text_ only. Artwork was
another whole department. (So, now we have to add in all the overhead for
messing with fonts, converting graphics formats and cleaning up viruses

Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)


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