Re: number of help topics per day

Subject: Re: number of help topics per day
From: Writers Book Mall <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>
To: Mary Elaine Lora <mlora -at- fugro-jason -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 07:04:53 -0700 (PDT)

What would be more compelling to management than
industry averages is your own statistics, which
reflect the specific complexities of your

If you don't track them, you can do a little
retroactive analysis of past projects: how many
topics/pages/whatever and how many person-weeks or
months it took to do them.

--- Mary Elaine Lora <mlora -at- fugro-jason -dot- com> wrote:

> Are there any statistics on average number of help
> topics written per day? I
> need to show management why a propose release
> schedule is extremely
> unrealistic, as far as documentation is concerned.
> It would certainly help
> my case if I could quote statistics from a
> professional organization or
> recognized authority.
> Thanks for your help.
> mel

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