That's a trick I use often. A client recently asked me how long it would take to complete an element on his site. I knew that it would take 2 weeks, but I told him 3. A week and a half later, when I told him it was done, he was tickled pink. HTH, Will -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Moore Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 9:16 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] ball park time frame Hi all, The following is exactly correct. Better to pleasantly surprise than a rude shock. >I'm afraid there is no starting point for this estimate without further >information. It could take you a week, two weeks, two days or a year; >although it is unlikely to take two minutes. Only *you* know how long it is >going to take you to complete this project, and to make this calculation >you >need to know exactly what you are going to be doing. If I were you I would >spec out the project more thoroughly, make an estimate of how much time it >will take *you* to complete and then double that time for your official >estimate. Ken _________________________________________________________________ Send instant messages to anyone on your contact list with MSN Messenger 6.0. Try it now FREE! http://msnmessenger-download.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !