estimating LOE

Subject: estimating LOE
From: "Tara Charter" <tara -dot- charter -at- physiciansmutual -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 13:50:44 -0600

I want to estimate the true level of effort for writing ALL end user documentation for two very
large Portal projects. I am thinking there is enough work here for several technical writers, but I
don't have a tool for estimating. I remember using a set of guidelines for other companies -
something like 1 FTE writer for every 7 FTE developers. Do you use a tool or guidelines?

Tara C.
Technical Writer
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company






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Don Norman on Manual Writing: From: Jens Reineking
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Re: Don Norman on Manual Writing: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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