Re: Who yields - client or developer? Your opinion

From: Albert D. Kallal <>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 05:06:45 GMT
Message-ID: <FN_G8.33063$>

What do you mean what is more recommended? What do you mean what should you do?

Do you have the budget to put the feature in or not? If the customer wants the feature, and you add in the additional cost, then do it. If the customer does not want the feature, or wants the feature, and you do not have the budget then don't do it

Just what is the problem here?

I mean if you ask a million people on the planet which is a better solution, those 1 million people will all say that they prefer a solution where you simply type in the rate. You can't possibly find anyone that thinks you should convert the value with a calculator...can you?

This has nothing to do with who yields. If the customer wants the feature, tell that customer what is costs, and be done with the issue.

You seem to be forgetting what constitutes the cost of an application. Your functional spec of features is what will determine the cost of the application. If that feature is not part of the spec, then to adding it will increase the cost. You need a detail sheet of each screen, and of each "thing", or function on that screen and what it can do. If that feature is not in your list, then how can your possibly come up with a estimate of what the whole thing is to cost? What are you doing here, pulling numbers out of a hat?

It is funny, but don't understand this question at all. You are going the auto dealer asking which the correct car to purchase:

Purchase a Toyota, or Mercedes Benz. They both have a different price. Which one gets purchased is going to depend one the budget, or how much one is willing to pay.

If you were asking about two features that had the same cost, and you had to pick one..then that is a completely different issue (however, then the customer has to choose, or drop one feature).

The client is ALWAYS GOING TO want more features. The question is at what cost? You cannot add more features without spending more time. I not sure what really the question here is.

Albert D. Kallal
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Received on Thu May 23 2002 - 07:06:45 CEST

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