tedd schreef: > At 11:34 AM +0300 3/20/09, 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. >> 2. How can I estimate manhours. >> >> >> Is there a sample web site/application anyalsis. >> >> Basically, what is provided to the programmers in order for them to >> start working? >> >> -- >> OOzy >> Ubuntu (8.10) > > OOzy: > > If you don't know what you want, then why did you hire a programmer? > > In any event, the first thing you need to do is to pin down what you > want the site to do. Do you want it to gather emails, or sell a product, > provide a video, sell your company, tap-dance, or what? > > If you know what you want, then put those objectives in a list of > requirements. You don't have to be a programmer to know what you want, > but you must be able to effectively communicate those ideas to the > programmer so that they can: 1) understand what you want; 2) and can > tell you if it's possible and what cost and time. I always tell my > clients that "If they can describe it, then I can do it" -- however, > some things can take more money/time than they an afford. > > In any event, as a client there are some thing that you need to know: > > http://sperling.com/four-things-clients-should-know.php > > Once you and the programmer understands the other's position and > expectations (i.e., meeting of the minds), then the programmer should be > able to determine an approximate number of hours and overall cost for > the project. > > Here's another thing you must realize -- as the client you can choose: > Quality; Time; Or Cost as your main concerns, but only two of them -- > not all three. For example, if you want it done quick with high quality, > then it's going to cost you. If you want high quality and low cost, then > it's going to take a while. And if you want it done quick with low cost, > then expect low quality -- and at that point, a respectable programmer > would normally pass on the project -- professionals don't turn out crap.
speak for yourself ;-) seriously though, good points. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php