[wp-hackers] Amount of estimated developer-hours in Wordpress?

ProDevStudio prodevstudio at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 10:14:55 UTC 2010

Hi All,

I thought I'd point out some data regarding this is already available.

Did you know ohloh.net tracking WordPress development and it is estimated to
take 34 person years at a cost of $1,873,419 ($55000/year).

See: Cocomo widget under -- https://www.ohloh.net/p/wordpress/widgets

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On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:

> On Aug 17, 2010, at 3:26 PM, Dougal Campbell wrote:
> > On Aug 16 2010 3:46 PM, Arlen Beiler wrote:
> >> 34 Person years means it would take 34 people one year or one person
> >> 34 years to do that. Correct?
> >
> > I used to have a wise manager who was fond of pointing out that just
> because 1 woman can have a baby in 9 months, it doesn't mean that 9 women
> can have a baby in 1 month. (he also liked to observe that, "when the only
> tool you have is a chainsaw, every problem looks like a zombie.")
> >
> > As the size of a development team goes up, efficiency often goes down. Or
> more concisely, development productivity does not (typically) scale
> linearly. This is part of the reason that small-team methodologies have been
> pretty popular for a while. That's not to say that a large team can't get
> things done. But often the best way to manage large teams is to first plan
> things out meticulously, then break into smaller teams to tackle orthogonal
> parts of the project.
> You are (he was) just quoting "The Mythical Man Month"...  :-)
> -Mike
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