RE: Estimating Complex Projects?

Subject: RE: Estimating Complex Projects?
From: "Laurie Morgan" <ldmorgan -at- nortelnetworks -dot- com>
To: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 07:57:07 -0500

To estimate the number of pages in a manual for a software project, I try to
use a combination of things:

- number of screens (or windows) in the program - which hopefully can be
obtained from design docs

- number of function points in the program (which I try to relate back to
user tasks that need to be performed)

This means that the programmers must have done some up front analysis about
what they are going to develop. Based on previous experience with the
complexity of the user tasks associated with using the software, I assign X
number of pages per screen or per function point. Function points are
important since one screen may be used to perform several functions.


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