Re: estimating LOE

Subject: Re: estimating LOE
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 01:15:42 -0500

I don't add a blanket fudge factor, but factor each task with a bit of
wiggle room as necessary. Some tasks need it (mainly content
development), and other tasks generally don't (publishing, indexing,
etc.). One of 25% wouldn't fly in most of my projects, where the
documentation effort usually spans well over a person-year to begin
with, and several months beyond target date. ;-) This is where the
negotiation happens... what needs to be trimmed back from the project
and where other people are needed for certain tasks.

On 12/27/05, Peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net> wrote:
> I then add a fudge factor of about 25% and negotiate from there. If that
> fudge factor can get allow me to deliver on time and under budget. Offtimes
> it is sorely needed.

Bill Swallow
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