[nycphp-talk] CMS - Estimating Hours
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Thu Mar 27 15:27:01 EDT 2008
André Pitanga wrote:
> I noticed that on your numbered list you didn't repeat the need for a
> newsletter. That can take significant time as well. (I've been using
> POMMO as a mailing list manager at work and it's been great.) I would
> say add at least another 10 hours just for that.
Good catch; thanks!
> I not sure why I'm a bit reluctant to say this, but from what you
> describe (including testing, and even training), I'd say more or less
> That may sound too high for some, but what I'm talking about here is
> solid quality work delivered as promised: firm deadlines (no excuses),
> fully web standards based (may require tweaking the CMS), etc.
Good points, all. I'd rather overestimate than underestimate.
> It really depends on how much your client has it together as well. Are
> they gonna deliver the content to you in a timely basis. How tech-savvy
> is the staff you are training to run the CMS? Surprisingly, even the
> simple admin interfaces generated by CMSs are enough to scare most folks.
So true. They were confused by the term "web hosting" so... ;-)
With that in mind, I think I may need to get a better handle on the
> Have a detailed, signed contract before you begin work. Oh, and please
> don't charge less than, say, $60/hr. It wouldn't be fair.
I never, ever worked without a contract when I was freelancing.
Thankfully, now that I'm working for someone else I don't have to worry
about that part, I just have to worry about getting the estimated time
right. Thanks for the heads-up on the hourly rate though.
> Hope this helps,
It does indeed - thanks a million.
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