Only factor the amount of effort for the individual item. Reality is too complicated to allow factoring in our staffing level, for many reasons:
- We're also required to do work that isn't prioritized by the UREP but is required by the NSF, our proposal, or operational realities.
- We're also responsible for maintenance effort, which is hard to predict.
- We don’t always have to do the work ourselves! (We have partners who often help us out with things that are also in their interest.)
- We’re not 100% sure when our already-underway work will be finished.