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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: What is Bus Factor?

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  • srinivas chillara
    How about worrying about the earthquake factor? ... From: woynam Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: What is Bus Factor? To:
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 3, 2010
      How about worrying about the earthquake factor?

      --- On Tue, 3/8/10, woynam <woyna@...> wrote:

      From: woynam <woyna@...>
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: What is Bus Factor?
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, 3 August, 2010, 9:48 PM

       

      I had a Product Owner once who was in a serious car accident. He was out for over a month, and working part time for a few months after coming back to work.

      Luckily, we had a fairly well-groomed backlog, so we simply kept chugging along based on the existing priorities.

      Mark

      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Ropa" <theropas@...> wrote:
      >
      > wow, I thought I was the only one who had *actually* experienced the bus
      > factor. I had an essential guy get hit by a jeep. The good news is that he
      > was fine and able to come back to work a couple days later. The bad news is
      > that he told me recently that it took him two months and a trip to the
      > Yukon(where the customer was) to fix the problems that came from someone
      > having to pick up for him even for those two days. Needless to say, I
      > learned my lesson. We were pairing promiscuously shortly after that event.
      >
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      > From: "George Dinwiddie" <lists@...>
      > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:05 PM
      > To: <scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] What is Bus Factor?
      >
      > > Malcolm
      > >
      > > On 7/29/10 3:54 PM, Malcolm Anderson wrote:
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Aniket
      > >>
      > >> I've also heard of it being referred to as "Lotto Planning", or "The
      > >> Lotto File"
      > >>
      > >> What information would you need if any specific member of the team won
      > >> the Lotto this evening and moved to another continent before work
      > >> started the next day.
      > >>
      > >> It's softer and fuzzier than "The Bus File"
      > >
      > > Yes, but I've known a situation where an essential person got hit by a
      > > bus. I've never known anyone to win significant money in the lottery.
      > >
      > > - George
      > >
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