Re: Estimating Complex Projects?

Subject: Re: Estimating Complex Projects?
From: Sandy Harris <sharris -at- dkl -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 09:37:15 -0400

Anthony Markatos wrote:

> How do you estimate a documentation project for a complex software system?

One way to estimate:
Take total developer time used and divide by five.

Of course five is a variable. The only study I've seen was some years
in a book by doc folk from one of the 7 in "IBM and the seven dwarves".
Honeywell? Burroughs? GE? They'd measured doc/development ratio in many
companies and got values from three up to nine.

Their shop was the only nine; they attributed it to sensible automation,
e.g. tech writers get copies of all bug reports and tech support email
for products they're responsible for, automatically.

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