“Hit by a bus” scenario

“Hit by a bus” scenario is very important when you run a one-man team, or a one-man company.
Do you ever mind to it ? And pair-programming or pair-managing?
That concern should be with you every day.
Is customer’s fault to rely on a single supplier or should you be prepared to this scenario ?

Here are some posts you might learn from:
Programmer hit by a bus
Nerd Sniping

Here a couple of funny sentences, copied from Joel’s forum:

  1. “Al, we need you to comment your code in case you get bitten by a mosquito over the weekend.”

    J.B.
    Tuesday, June 08, 2004
  2. Can you imagine the look on your manager’s face if you were to suggest that *he/she* were interchangeable? :) “But, I’m management!”

    Joe
    Tuesday, June 08, 2004

source: Getting hit by a bus from Joel on Software’s forum

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One Response to ““Hit by a bus” scenario”

  1. Kevin E. Schlabach Says:

    We always called it “truck factor”. Our coaches (ObjectMentor, J.B. Rainsberger) ingrained on us to never have a truck factor <= 1 for ANYTHING!

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