DEV Community

Discussion on: The Bus Factor

weswedding profile image
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.

damianfekete profile image
Andrei Damian-Fekete

Do you have other definition than ?

Thread Thread
weswedding profile image
Weston Wedding • Edited on

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.