Re: Resources on estimating documentation projects

Subject: Re: Resources on estimating documentation projects
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Robyn Richards <robynrrr -at- hotmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 14:18:56 -0800 (PST)


Per recent postings on this listserv:

* Don't use page count estimates (doing such shoots
documentation minimalization efforts in the foot).
* Don't use number of developers (productivity between
developers can vary by a factor of up to 100 to 1).
* Do properly partition the work into right-size and
equal-size chunks, determine the time per chunk, and
then multiply through.
* In doing the above step, don't use Use Cases as they
are too poor of an analysis tool for this purpose. A
taboo-to-mention-on-this-listserv method is required.

Tony Markos

--- Robyn Richards <robynrrr -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Given that it is the New Year and time for those
> resolutions, I've set
> myself a goal of improving my estimating skills for
> doc projects (time and
> effort). Does anyone know of a good book, training
> course or other resource
> that I can use?
> Thanks in advance,
> Robyn

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