Re: Estimating time.

Subject: Re: Estimating time.
From: KLShaw <KLShaw -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 13:47:18 -0800

Ron Sering CDS wrote:

<< Does anyone have any methods of estimating the time required for a
documentation project...? >>

In addition to what others have suggested, I recommend keeping a
timesheet (if you don't already do so). Not that a timesheet will help
you estimate the current project -- but if you accumulate data on the
time you spend for different kinds of projects, you can more accurately
estimate new work in the future. FWIW, we generally charge
by the page rather than by the hour, and we developed our per-page fees
based on (you guessed it) historical timesheet data.

Kim Shaw
Words & Graphics Inc.
KLShaw -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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