John Poltorak wrote at 2006-12-15 18:13 +0000: > ... >> #hours required * hour-rate > >OK, so what hourly rate should I expect to pay? and how does anyone know >how much time it will take? > >I'm thinking of getting something setup which would mirror a small weekly >newspaper.
When I worked for a newspaper about 7 years ago, we implemented something like this (internet based editorial system for a magazine with internet presentation of the magazine editions) within 2 weeks with 2 to 3 persons assigned to the project -- i.e. with about 24 person days or 200 person hours. *However*, the project conditions have been optimal: The requester (a new chief of a partner department) had a very well founded technical understanding of what he wanted and what wishes might be expensive and used this understanding to strive for an easy solution. He was quick to take decisions and took the decisions always along the "start simple, grow later" principle. Under less optimal conditions, the solution could easily have been *much* more expensive! Note that this was an internal project. Your priorities and approaches may be different for a project with external consultants. -- Dieter _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )