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Last post Feb 26, 2012 06:07 AM by shabirhakim1
Feb 22, 2012 05:03 AM|LINK
I have got the following requirement in an RFP
Page Load time
Dashboard, first load, concurrent load peak
Less than 2 seconds.
Critical function, first load, concurrent load peak
Reporting function, first load, concurrent load peak
Report generation, concurrent load peak
Less than 5 seconds.
The requirements of each page is not clearly defined. So my biggest problem at the moment is, how can I aggree or disaggree with these figures?
Feb 22, 2012 09:32 AM|LINK
Define what each of those means in your response. Or add an assumption list that details the boundaries of how you estimated your work. At least that way you can ask for more time/money if what the client wants is very different from what you estimated.
Feb 24, 2012 02:46 AM|LINK
So my biggest problem at the moment is, how can I aggree or disaggree with these figures?
This can be very difficult if you don't know what each of those elements are comprised of. If the 'Dashboard' has 1 graph that pulls back 100 records, this
should generally be no problem. However there are so many other factors, what if 100 records becomes 10,000 over 10 visuals that make up the 'dashboard'. Also is there any definition of guaranteed network throughput to all defined clients?
If you have a slow network, 1 client could take 2 minutes to load 10 records on a dashboard and another client over a 100mbps LAN on a corporate network gets it in .01 seconds.
A lot of prerequisites or standards are going to have to be defined in addition to the nature of each requirment to even know if that is possible. And even then without some guarantee in network speed to the client, it can be difficult to ever say those
numbers are acceptable.
Feb 26, 2012 06:07 AM|LINK
Most RFPs have a heavily weighted section on project cost/performance and it seems you became the victom of one among.Anyways there is good reason behind disagreeing on this.Your point of disagreeing on REP is that you don't know Page/dashboard Contents
which needs to be displayed.So just ask for it.I mean you can also demand for fine grained REP.