bus-factor

What's Your Project's Bus Factor?

Can other people continue working on your projects if you are hit by a bus tomorrow? How long would it take them to start making changes that actually mean something? Could they even get started? In other words, what's your project's Bus Factor? The Bus Factor is the number of programmers that need to be incapacitated before a software project can no longer continue. "Incapacitated" doesn't have to mean actually getting hit by a bus; it could mean that people... Read more >