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Subject:Re: Ratio of writers to developers From:Glen Accardo <glen -at- SOFTINT -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 3 Oct 1994 09:35:20 -0500
> Does anyone know of an industry standard for measuring the number of
> documentation writers needed on a project to the number of developers?
> # of tech writers
> # of developers
Here at SI, there are roughly 25 developers and two tech writers. We
barely keep up (multiple products/projects), and the quality of our work
does suffer (partly from frustration and such, but mostly because we lack
the time to do good editing/reviewing at the end of projects). Several
on the techwr list suggested ratios of 8-1 or 7-1 as ideal, 10-1 as a
maximum. Hope this helps.
glen accardo glen -at- softint -dot- com
Software Interfaces, Inc. (713) 492-0707 x122
Houston, TX 77084