Instructions

Instructions
Use this spreadsheet to estimate the size of a project and the effort needed to complete it. This spreadsheet includes seven development phases. If you want to change the phase names, do so on both the Standard Levels of Effort tab and on the Feature Point Detail tab. On the Standard Levels of Effort tab, enter your estimate of how much effort it will take to do a feature (table, program, etc.) of complexity factor 1. On the Feature Point Detail tab, enter each feature (table, page etc.) and its complexity factor. Enter the formulas to multiply the complexity factor times the standard level of effort. This template has a few lines filled in for each section in the feature point detail so you can see how the formulas work. Note -- if you have a large number of features with the same complexity factor, instead of listing each one, you can put them all on the same line. Put how many there are under Volume and the complexity factor under Rate. Compute Complexity Factor = Volume * Rate. Be sure to have someone audit the spreadsheet before you show your client! After you have completed a project, update the Standard Levels of Effort to reflect your experience.

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web page etc.5 Document & Train 0. If it does. If the database is updated.These assumptions are illustrative only. one record or few enough records to be able to display them all at once.5 Total 4 10 4 10 4 0 NOTE -.) that has a complexity of one (1). One table. Small. the complexity is higher.5 2 Install 0. no calculations other than column totals. no joins. Enter your own assumptions! Requirements analysis is low because we assume a lot of it has already been done by the time you get here.0 Page 2 of 6 8/20/2012 6:27 AM . no need for record control -. Number of links is not relevant. If the page includes a chart.5 0. If the data set returned is large. single page.i. not too long or wide to fit on a screen. Req. simple Where clause. Does not require Next and Previous buttons. three or fewer constraints. effort includes underlying query Version 3.5 1 System Design 0. Data Tables Web Pages Usability Design Reports Documentation Other Following are the definitions of complexity 1: Data Tables Web Pages Fewer than 20 columns. Add 1 for each additional form.5 0. no need for saving one's position in the cursor for Previous and Next queries. no triggers This includes both the layout of the page and the underlying logic to query the database Small. Analysis UI Design 1 1 4 1 2 1 4 1 2 0..Standard Levels of Effort Standard Levels of Effort This table shows the effort needed to produce one feature (table.5 1 0.e. the complexity is higher. Usability Design Other Reports Other notes: Tabular format. single page. the complexity is higher. the result set can be processed all at once.5 2 Code 1 4 Test 0. the complexity is higher. No forms or 1 form. This is to estimate the time needed for implementation.

0 - Document 1 1 1 1 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 2.0 - <Project Name> Version 1.0 - 36.0 4.0 - 18.5 - Simple pages Medium pages Complex pages Total for Web Pages Usability Design Standard Level of Effort 1 1 1 1 3 5 1 3 5 1.5 2.5 - 1.5 1.0 - 0.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 - 2.0 - 0.0 - 4.5 - 1.0 - Determine site layout and navigation Total for Usability Design Reports Standard Level of Effort Report 1 Total for Reports Documents Standard Level of Effort 1 1 1 0.0 6.5 - Simple tables More complex tables Total for Database Tables Web Pages Standard Level of Effort 1 1 1 2 1 2 1.5 1.0 - 0.0 - 4.0 - 0.5 0.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 - 4.5 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.5 - 9.0 - 0.0 - 0.5 1.0 - 1.0 0.0 1.5 - 0.0 - 2.0 - 1.0 5.0 2.5 - 0.5 0.0 0.0 - 0.5 1.0 - 0.0 10.5 - 1.0 3.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5 2.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 6.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 0.5 - 1 1 1 1.0 4.0 - 4.0 0.0 20.5 2.0 - 2.0 - 3.0 - 2.5 0.0 0.0 4.0 - 1.0 0.0 0.5 2.5 - 0.5 - 0.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 4. Analysis UI Design System Design Code Test Install Document & Train Database Tables Standard Level of Effort 1.0 - 18.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 - 4.0 2.5 0.0 2.0 - 1.0 2.0 - 4.0 10.0 0.0 - 1.0 - 0.0 12.0 Page 3 of 6 8/20/2012 6:27 AM .0 - 1.0 0.5 - 0.5 0.0 - 3.0 - 0.0 - 0.Feature Point Detail Technology: TBD Volume Rate Complexity Req.0 - 0.0 - 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 - 0.

0 1.0% <Project Name> Version 1.0 0.0 - 0. mgmt) Total Project Estimate Staff Weeks Staff Months 15.0 - 0.0 3% 40.0 - Other 1 Total for Other 1 1 1 0.5 6% Staff Weeks Staff Months 7.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 37% 21.5 19% 44.0 Page 4 of 6 8/20/2012 6:27 AM .0 Total for All Components 13.0 - 0.0 4.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 0.Feature Point Detail Technology: TBD Volume Rate Complexity Req.5 18% 7.0 - 0. Analysis UI Design System Design Code Test Install Document & Train Total for Documents Other Standard Level of Effort 0.0 1.5 6% Wks/Mo: Project Management Subtotal: Project Estimate Staff Weeks Staff Months Contingency (excluding proj.0 0.0% 25.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 11% Hrs / Week: 4.3 22.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.

0 8.0 Page 5 of 6 8/20/2012 6:27 AM .0 4.0 10.0 4.0 10.0 50.0 10.0 4.0 30.0 <Project Name> Version 1.0 10.0 12.0 10.0 90.0 4.0 4.0 4.Feature Point Detail Total 4.

0 100% 3.7 18.5 0.0 0.0 120.0 4.0 <Project Name> Version 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.0 138.Feature Point Detail Total 4.0 3.8 30.0 Page 6 of 6 8/20/2012 6:27 AM .0 0.0 168.

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