1. CW: Prudential Fixed 154 BILLION LOC @ < $0.0015 Per LOC
In its 5-8 issue, Computerworld kicks off its Premier 100 IT Leaders section
with a profile of Irene Dec, Prudential's Y2K poobah, which includes the wild
claim that 154 BILLION lines of code were fixed as part of Prudential's $230
million dollar Y2K project.
Even assuming that every last penny was spent on code fixes (it was not - the
article notes that enough money was left over for a huge Y2K bureaucracy and to
ensure that Prudential's 21 mainframes, 4,000+ servers, 74,000+ PCs, 75 vendor
packages, and 202 models of voice and data communications equipment were also
Y2K compliant), this would mean that the cost to remediate a line of code at
$230 Million / 154 Billion LOC = $0.00149 / LOC
In other words, this would mean that even a relatively entry level consultant
(company billing rate of $60 / Hour) would have to be capable of inspecting,
remediating, and implementing 300,000+ lines of code in an 8 hour day!
In an ironic twist, Ms. Dec notes that her dream job would be to teach math...
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