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Discussion on: The Bus Factor

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Weston Wedding

Guess it depends on the definition.

If the "bus factor" is how vulnerable your organization or project is to someone leaving or become unavailable, I think you'd want to reduce it that factor.

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Andrei Damian-Fekete

Do you have other definition than en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor ?

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weswedding profile image
Weston Wedding • Edited

Yes, the one I just described. The one the article also appears to be operating on.

Generally speaking, I don't think it is a rigorously defined concept. I've never heard it used in the way the Wikipedia article suggests; indeed, the "rare alternative definition" it suggests is more common parlance in the few times it has come up in any kind of conversation.