Description of Item in Project

Estimated Project Time

% of Project

  • Include time for requirement analysis (gathering information, noting requirements, and meeting with staff)

8 — 20 hours

5 to 8%

  • Design of tables, structure, fields and field properties
  • Design of queries and look-up tables
  • Design of database relations
    (the ability to join information from more than one table) (capture fields from the related tables

1/2 to 1 hour
per table (depending on size of table)

10 to 15%

  • Design of forms/screens for capturing information, navigation and data entry

2 to 3 hours per form depending on number of fields

15 to 20%

  • Programming and Development (includes navigation, search engine, toolbars, macros, opening and closing forms, creating subforms etc.)

The largest part of project
(1 1/2 to 2 times the hours for form design)


  • Design of Reports
    (customize in advance standard reports for the database program)

1/2 hour to 1 hour per report (depending on complexity)


  • Database Testing

1/2 time of programming & development


  • Database Training
  • Write a Database Training Manual

8 — 20 hours

10 to 15%


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