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Date:         Sat, 25 Mar 2000 03:02:50 GMT
Reply-To:     Theo DP <theodp@AOL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Theo DP <theodp@AOL.COM>
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject:      Re: SAS estimating how long it takes to write SAS programs

>Subject: SAS estimating how long it takes to write SAS programs >From: SRhoades@US.IMSHEALTH.COM (Rhoades, Stephen) >Date: 3/24/00 7:14 AM Central Standard Time >Message-id: <2C005E5229E5D21181C20000F6C35619010C48E7@IMSUSPLYCX5> > >Our department has an effort underway to improve quality in the software >development area. We are revisiting our documentation on unit testing, >system testing and QA (quality assurance). At a committee meeting to >discuss this we were told that we have a mandate from management to insure >all of the testing is done prior to project completion and that we could go >over our immediate manager's head if we were told to skip some portion of >the testing. There was not a lot of enthusiasm by most members of the >committee, my personal opinion was challenging a manager like this is a >lose-lose situation. The second problem is there are no guidelines on how >long it should take to develop a program and typically completion dates are >established without knowing how many programs need to be written or how long >it will take just to write them. > >I am interested in how other shops estimate how long it should take to write >a SAS program. In other languages the approach is to come up with a time >estimate for an easy program, a medium one and a hard program along with a >factor for skill level. SAS in particular is a difficult, as you can have a >whole mix of Data and Procs steps within a single program. There are also a >number of other factors that go into a project whether it be single report >or a whole system. Do any of you have any guidelines that you would be >willing to share? > >Thanks; > >Steve Rhoades > > > > > > Ahhh...

The old 'easy', 'medium', and 'hard' program routine...

Makes me rember how long it's been since I've had a PHB...

BTW, the 'Dogbert Management Handbook' is not actually intended to be used to run your organization...

:-}


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