RE: Message for posting please

Subject: RE: Message for posting please
From: Lisa Kemp <lnk -at- ontario -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:57:23 -0500

Through this list, I have found that standard ratios range from 1:5 to 1:10.
My department currently has a ratio of 1:11 which doesn't cut it. Here are
other factors to consider when determining which ratio is right for your
- Experience level of current staff.
- Whether you need to catch up with development efforts (For example, they
have released software without documentation.)
- Whether development uses RAD (rapid application development)

These are good numbers and factors to share with management making decisions
about how many people you need to hire in your department.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fellows, Sharron [mailto:sharron -dot- fellows -at- convergys -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 8:09 AM
Subject: Message for posting please

Request for information:

I'm trying to research the 'standard' ratios between developers and
technical authors. Does anyone have any figures they can provide please?
Ideally they would be from individual organisations or particular industry
sectors. Also, I need to know:
if the figures include managers.
if the authoring covers training materials in addition to documentation.


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