The next step in our estimating process is to consider the technical factors of the project. To do this, use Table C-3 to assign a rating between 0 (irrelevant) and 5 (essential) for each topic. After rating each topic, multiply the weight by the rating to get an extended weight. The total extended weight for all technical factors is called the T factor.
|Technical Factor||Weight||Rating||Extended Weight (weight × rating)||Reason|
|1. Distributed system||2||3||6||The system must be able to scale.|
|2. Response or throughput performance objectives||1||2||2||Although response times aren't “hard,” they must be tolerable.|
|3. End-user efficiency (online)||1||3||3||The system must be easy to ...|