THANKS, DON...! THAT was the formula I was LOOKING for...! (And now I can quadruple my billing rate...;-) I would suggest one small modification. In my experience, if you're talking platform conversions: Multiply the previously calculated estimate by the number of people involved in the project *AND/OR* number of new programming paradigms that need to be learned. jt | -----Original Message----- | From: email@example.com | [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Schenck, Don | Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 8:20 AM | To: 'email@example.com' | Subject: RE: [WEB400] Who's doing Web work on iSeries? (was: ASP on | AS/400 Apache) | | | 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>
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