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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Tips on estimating the upgrading of the exiting web-based system

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  • George Dinwiddie
    ... I would suggest a conversation with the customer. This sounds clearly like a case that illustrates the problems with communicating only via documents. -
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2, 2007
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      Nam Dao Xuan Thien wrote:
      > Dear ALL,
      >
      > My client is upgrading their web-based application to expand their
      > business online.
      >
      > The customer send me main documents below:
      >
      > 1. Executive Summary
      > 2. Features and Functionality Spreadsheet
      > 3. Functional Requirements Example
      > 4. Storyboard Example
      > 5. Preliminary Site Map
      >
      > After, the customer said to me that the new application will based on
      > the open source which offers a majority of
      > the features the new application needs already built into the software.
      > And their estimate is that 80%+ of the
      > required features are available out of the box with little to no
      > customization. They also said that they do not
      > anticipate major customization currently.
      >
      > Now, i am reading the Features and Functionality Spreadsheet and i found
      > that they are new features compared with
      > the existing system. In this document, the customer only writes the
      > summary of each feature and provide Functional
      > Requirements Example + Functional Requirements Example . So i think that
      > my estimate can not be risk.
      >
      >
      > Can someone can tell mw how to do estimate in this case?

      I would suggest a conversation with the customer. This sounds clearly
      like a case that illustrates the problems with communicating only via
      documents.

      - George

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