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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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The Project Estimate

In his research, Karner applies 20 person-hours for each UCP. Doing the same, we would end up with a 1597.2 person-hours (20 × 79.86) for the Remulak project. For a 32-hour-per-week schedule with one person doing the work, this would amount to approximately 50 person-weeks.

Because 5 people are working on this project, we should allow about 10 weeks to finish the job. However, after considering time for unproductive meetings, communication issues, and show-and-tell sessions (you know, the ones that are never scheduled but you find yourself doing a lot of), we will add 4 additional weeks to the schedule. The total for the project, then, is 14 weeks.

Although Karner's approach isn't cast in stone, nor does it profess to provide ...

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