Nathan forgot to use the "IT-to-Real World" conversion formula.

Here it is:

Double the time number, and convert the unit of measure to the next highest.

Some examples:

Estimate "Two weeks" becomes "Four Months".

"Six months" becomes "12 quarters (three years)".

This is amazingly effective.

I charge clients $3,000 per day to do this estimating stuff. I ask the
programmers, then apply the above formula. I'm giving to you for free? Why
... because ... oh ... wait ... never mind. I'm confusing myself with those
"No Money Down" infomercials.

<laugh>



-----Original Message-----
From: jt [mailto:jt@ee.net]
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 8:18 AM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: RE: [WEB400] Who's doing Web work on iSeries? (was: ASP on
AS/400 Apache)


Nathan,

I'm REAL SURPRISED this point SLIPPED PAST YOUR EAGLE EYE...:

DO THE MATH...!

A project that take 300% longer than the original target date is NOT EVEN
considered LATE (on non-400 platforms).  In my experience, that point isn't
approached until the project slips to.. oh... somewhere around 500% past the
due date.  As you suggested, it depends on the technology the vendor is
using.  The more useless whirly-gigs are supplied, the greater that
percentage generally is.

jt

| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Nathan M. Andelin
| Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 7:30 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: [WEB400] Who's doing Web work on iSeries? (was: ASP on
| AS/400 Apache)
|
|
| From: "Andrew Borts" <Andrewb@SETACORPORATION.com>
| > p.s. 3 months after my E-commerce stuff was outsourced,
| > they still can't transfer it to the company it's been outsourced
| > to... they are going to be 3 months late on a 1.5 month (6 week)
| > deliverable...
|
| You keep changing your requirements, no?  It wouldn't have anything to do
| with the technology your vendor is using, right?
|
| Nathan M. Andelin
| www.relational-data.com
|
|
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