[thelist] Probably stupid question
renoirb at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 14:52:42 CST 2012
I would suggest you do the current exercise... it is roughly what we do to
make an estimate:
It is a 6 step process.
We, generally take at least a day or two only to answer this question.
1.* List types or rights* (I refer it here as "contexts")
i.e.: anonymous user, account holder (basic usage), account administrator
(can manage many account holders), application administrator...
2. * List types of things you want to do with it *(I refer it here as
i.e.: user profile, user preferences, search within users, search within
posts, user posts...
3. *Separate possible actions for each types of rights*
can view user posts
4. *Do not forget those "it should be included"* such as:
- lost password
- reactivate account
- delete account (or disactivate)
5.* State WHERE you want your site to be used* from/onto
1. Only web... EVER. And I don't care about mobile/tablet users. (aka. How
we were doing sites a few years ago... or aka. Before the "*responsive
2. Web with possibility of a native mobile application OR a
("Windows"/Linux) Desktop application (would require a webservice/RESTful
interface to scale)
6. Spread numbers
Here are very usefull columns: Database schema, Functionality
architecture, Unit testing, Service class, Functionnal testing,
Deployment testing, Client approbation, Project management
- On each columns of step 6, you can adjust by hours and most of it can be
used the first time it is mentionned
- Each step is crucial
- You have three choices in application development if you are not
developing it: You pick two: Good, Fast, Quality.
- Quality software is hard to be done cheap.
- Better see it as a prioritization and develop by phases and budget
- If it's to re-create something existing... what will be
YOUR differentiation factor?
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2012/2/5 Dan Parry <dan at shaded.plus.com>
> Hi guys
> I was just wondering how much a piece of custom software like Mazuma or
> Envirofone would cost. You know, as an estimate. Also how big do you reckon
> the team that built/maintains it might be?
> I'm sorry if seems like a daft question but I do have good reasons for
> Thanks guys!
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