RE: Documentation estimates

Subject: RE: Documentation estimates
From: "Robert Landry" <robert -dot- landry -at- rapt -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "Richard Lewis" <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:40:20 -0800

Thanks to all the responses for the doc estimates. I feel good about it.
I'm proud of the fact that they came in on time, all deliverables for
beta even though they were continuously making changes to the UI up to
**2** days before release. Let's just say, our "processes" are, ahem,

I think they'll keep me...


Robert J. Landry
Senior Technical Writer
Rapt Inc.
415-932-2687 (office)
robert -dot- landry -at- rapt -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:35 PM
To: Richard Lewis; Robert Landry; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Documentation estimates

> For the documentation that I am most proud of, it took me about a
> month to create about a page of text. For the documentation that I
> am most embarrassed of, I averaged 5 or 6 pages per day. So much
> for estimating based upon page count.

If the estimate documented the rate of a page in a month, then the
estimate was accurate.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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