The bus factor

Gracias al vídeo Google I/O 2009 – The Myth of the Genius Programmer he aprendido algo nuevo, the bus factor:

In software development, a software project’s bus factor (also known as truck factor, or bus/truck number) is a measurement of the concentration of information in individual team members. The bus factor is the total number of key developers who would need to be incapacitated (for example, by getting hit by a bus/truck) to send the project into such disarray that it would not be able to proceed. In this event, the project would retain information (such as source code or other systems) with which no remaining team member is familiar. A high bus factor, where many individuals know enough to carry on in the event of the loss of some of them, means that many developers would need to be removed before the project would necessarily fail.

Recomiendo el visionado del vídeo, es interesante y algunas veces incluso gracioso:

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Profesor del Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la Universidad de Alicante (España). Interesado en el desarrollo y la accesibilidad web.

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