[thelist] job estimates with unknowns

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Wed May 23 18:04:31 CDT 2007

On 23 May 2007, at 14:58, patrick wrote:

> Matt Warden wrote:
>> On 5/23/07, Bob Meetin <ontheroad at frii.com> wrote:
>>> * I am still fairly new to this business and accept the fact that  
>>> there
>>> will be some learning curves as i develop my processes in  
>>> addition to
>>> tech knowledge/skills - i've thought about creating a site plan
>>> collection form, but would any client actually use it??? A more
>>> established business (than me) would have better processes from
>>> experience in place to account for the meeting, interaction,  
>>> develop a
>>> plan for 'them' time.  I spend many, many hours in developing the
>>> pitch.  How much of this prep time is chargeable and how do you mark
>>> this in the estimate (8 hours of account management at $$$/hr).
> Something else you might consider -- especially if you grow your
> business as you expect -- is to keep on the lookout for a
> partner/contractor that can do this part of the job. Seems the 'web
> business analysis' field could be a nice niche that needs some  
> attention.

Oh indeed - front end BA work is the tip of the arrow that can pull  
through huge amounts of development work. I'm currently working on a  
large project that has a couple of BAs whose outputs are keeping 70+  
people busy...


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