Measuring an Existing project cost for producing a price quoteWhen selling
an existing source code, you need to produce a price tag for it that
would match the price quote given by your competitors, while remaining
above the margin of development costs.
Step by step instructions:
sure you don't have any open ProjectCodeMeter report files in your
spreadsheet or browser, as these files will be updated
Using Windows explorer, Identify files to be estimated, usually only files created for this
project (excluding files auto-generated by the development tools,
data files, and files provided by a third party)
3. Copy these files to a separate new folder
4. Select this folder into the Project Folder textbox
5. Select the Settings
describing the project (make sure not to select "Differential
comparison"), and the real Price Per Hour paid to you development team.
6. Click the "Analyze" button. When analysis finishes, Time and Cost results will be shown at the bottom right
Use the Project Time and Cost results as the Development component
of the price quote, add the market average costs of the
other relevant components shown in the diagram above. Add the minimal profit
percentage suitable for the target market. The resulting price should
be the top margin for the price quote you produce to your clients (to be competitive).
For calculating the bottom margin for the price quote, use the actual cost, plus the minimal profit
the sale worthwhile (to stay profitable). In case the bottom margin is
higher than the top margin, your development process is less efficient
than the average, so it is recommended to reassign personnel to other roles, change development methodology, or gain experience and training for your team.