What are the parameter used for effort Estimation for database Upgrade?
May be following are a few, and I would like to know what others are deciding factors:
Number of Objects changed
If the customization done are now part of standard database or not
What is the current and target (upgraded to)version
Can the effort estimation be done without having the access to database/ objects? What is the general practice for submitting the upgrade proposal, does the NSC ask for the copy Of the database for effort estimation prior to submitting the proposal? Do prospects/ clients agree to provide the copy of database or atleast copy of all the objects?