RE: formula for time estimates?

Subject: RE: formula for time estimates?
From: "Chinell, David F \(GE Indust, Security\)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com>
To: "Felice Albala" <felice_albala -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 11:48:59 -0400


Listen, I'm a complete novice when it comes to this stuff, but I think you need to start with a formula and some benchmark factors, then refine your formula and factors based on experience.

Here's one formula you could start with:

(Work Hours) = Pages x (Page Factor) x (Page Difficulty Factor)


(Work Hours) = (Words x (Word Factor) + Figures x (Figure Factor)) x (Material Difficulty Factor)

We expect a page of text to take between 2 and 8 hours to produce, depending on material difficulty, availability of SMEs, whether it's a rework or new material, etc. We expect a figure to take about four times longer than a page, but there are similar modifying factors.


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