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Subject:Re: Hours Per Page From:Penny Staples <pstaples -at- AIRWIRE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 10 Mar 1999 10:47:23 -0600
I think the important thing to consider is that you can't just pull a number
out of the air. You have to come up with an estimate of the hours per page
based on a thorough analysis of the project you're working with. For
example, there's a standard 5 hrs per page I've heard quoted, but this
number can change a great deal depending on the writers' knowledge and
experience, the SMEs involved, the user audience, and the type of project. I
highly recommend the Hackos book, by the way.
pstaples -at- airwire -dot- com
From: Michael Johnson <michaelj -at- OECMED -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: March 10, 1999 10:33 AM
Subject: Hours Per Page
>Greetings from a sunny Salt Lake City!
>In Dr. JoAnn Hackos' book *Managing Your Documentation Projects* there is a
>table of hypothetical metrics that gives hours per page for user guides,
>reference manuals, hardware maintenance and repair, etc. I think the table
>is just an example, but it sits in the middle of an excellent chapter that
>tells how to make your own cost/time estimate based on previous projects.
>If I remember right, the table is on page 170 or thereabouts.
>Hope this helps.
>michaelj -at- oecmed -dot- com
>writer -at- softcom -dot- net
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