Planning Manpower for the Web

Webmasters, check out this article: How to Plan Manpower on a Web Team (found at A List Apart). The article provides some pointers on figuring out how many people/hours are needed for web projects – something we could all use!

Shane Diffily (the author) describes website manpower in terms of “scale” – simply put, the larger the website, the more people needed to maintain it. But of course, figuring out size can be complex – some websites are large and database driven, while others are bunches of pages. So Diffily suggests calculating the number of hours required to produce and maintain site content, then using that number to figure out how many web staff are needed to support the site. Makes sense.

Diffily’s article has a couple of useful charts, and much more detail – go check it out!