**Dr. Michael Bisconti**

**Sock Formula**

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**Following is a simplified version of the “Sock
Formula.” The Sock Formula is based on
business management theory, business data collected over the last quarter of a
century, and the experience of over 100,000 IT professionals. It was first published in 1990 by Solutions,
OCC.**

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**f(x) _{y + }f(x)_{z - y}**

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**T _{d}**

**Where:**

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**f = a function of (calculation based
on) the baseline value of skill “x”**

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**y = a numerical value that uniquely
identifies a given skill**

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**z = the highest y value being used in
the formula**

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**T _{d} = average contract
duration involving the use of the skills being employed**