Re: Rule of thumb for doc time based on development time?

Subject: Re: Rule of thumb for doc time based on development time?
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:31:48 -0800 (PST)

--- Faith Weber - ESC <faithw -at- esystem -dot- com> wrote:

> Have you ever worked with any rules of thumb for estimating
> documentation time for a project based on the estimated development
> time? If so, what were they? How well did they work for you?

Yeah, I have worked with one when it comes to dealing with project
estimates.

First, decide how long the task should take. (Example: 2 days)

Next, multiply by 2. (4 days)

Finally, convert the units to the next highest measure (4 weeks)

That's the estimate I turn in. It has been as good as any other.

Tom Murrell

P.S. Oh, and never miss a release date. Remember the IT motto: "We'll
fix it in the next release."

<g>

Tom Murrell
http://trmurrell.netfirms.com/
Last Updated 06/13/2005
Blog at http://trmurrell.blogspot.com/
(Updated fairly regularly)




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