software documentation rule-of-thumb

Subject: software documentation rule-of-thumb
From: "Paula Reed" <Paula -dot- Reed -at- integware -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:38:11 -0600

Months ago, I read a rule-of-thumb for estimating documentation for software
products. It was just a guideline, a percentage of development cost. Now I
can't track it down.

My company is putting together a bid for the largest project we have ever
sold, very complex, 150 screens. We worked hard to produce a detailed
bottom-up estimate - which turned out to be way more money than anyone

We would like the rule-of-thumb as a reality check for us and also as
information for the customer.

If you have heard of such a thing, please let me know.

Thank you very much!

Paula Reed

Technical Communications and

Learning Products


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