Krishna, The exact ratio you need depends on a number of factors. Meaning, a team is responsible for documenting APIs and none of the writers have experience with this type of doc, it kind of doesn't matter whether you have 1 or 5 writers. If you have three writers and all have API experience but none have experience working as a doc team, they may run into coordination issues.
You might want to look at the dependency calculator at: http://www.comtech-serv.com/dependency_calculator.htm This will give you hours per page based on a number of factors including writer experience and technical experience. Still doesn't answer your question regarding writers/engineer does it? I've heard 1 writer to 6 engineers. I've managed teams with a ratio of 1 to 4 when the release cycles are high and the material is highly technical. Mary -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+mary.anthony=scalent....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+mary.anthony=scalent.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Krishna Mukherjee Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 10:24 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: How many writers/engineer Hello, I work for a semiconductor company in Silicon valley and my manager asked me to find out the following: "Are there are any stats regarding how many writers per engineer various companies and industries have?" Frankly, I don't know where to start from and would appreciate your help with an answer. Thanks, Krishna _________________________________________________________________ Mortgage refinance is Hot. *Terms. Get a 5.375%* fix rate. Check savings https://www2.nextag.com/goto.jsp?product=100000035&url=%2fst.jsp&tm=y&se arch=mortgage_text_links_88_h2bbb&disc=y&vers=925&s=4056&p=5117 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as mary.anthony at scalent.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/mary.anthony%40scale nt.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.