Drupal Project Estimation, for Fun and Profit

Jun 17, 2019

Alex Dergachev & Ken Hwang

Being able to accurately estimate the time required to develop a given product or feature is a crucial skill for every Drupal developer. As an industry, we are constantly plagued with software overruns, and whether you are on the buying or selling side of a web development project, a mature estimation process can make the difference between project success and failure.

We will discuss the mysterious art of software estimation, drawing both from classic literature (McConnel's Software Estimation, Brooks' Mythical Man Month) and from our experience of over a decade in Drupal development at Evolving Web. We will also show our basic Drupal estimation spreadsheet model, which takes as inputs various factors such as number of content types, number of expected pages, content migration, and other Drupal specific parameters.


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.