Robert Cummings wrote: > On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 11:34 +0300, OOzy Pal wrote: >> Hello, >> >> I have just hired a remote PHP programmer. His main job is web >> development and applications. >> >> I have few concerns, I would be happy if someone can point me to the >> right direction. >> >> 1. How can I provide him the requirements. I mean how can I analyze >> the site and put everything in writing. > > How would you describe to a person what the problems are or what it is > you want? Pictures are worth a bazillion muggered up words, use > screenshots often. > >> 2. How can I estimate manhours. > > If you're not a coder... you can't. > > Even coders often have trouble estimating man hours for a project. > > Cheers, > Rob.
1 Goes like this: Boss: I want the site to do this (blah ... blah ...) Me: Ok, do me a mock up of how you want it to look, and a quick sketch storyboard. <three months later> Boss: Have you done that site yet? Me: Yes: here. Boss: That looks terrible! Me: Never mind the gloss, look at the functionality! Boss: But I wanted it to look like those ... pictures ... Me: ... that you never sent to me ... Boss: Oh. 2 Goes like this: Boss: How long will it take to code that up then? Me: An hour. Boss: Really? Me: No, a year. Boss: Eh? Me: Actually, somewhere between the two, I suspect... Boss wanders off, tearing out some more of the little hair remaining... -- Peter Ford phone: 01580 893333 Developer fax: 01580 893399 Justcroft International Ltd., Staplehurst, Kent -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php