Truck number or bus factor is “the size of the smallest set of people in a project such that, if all of them got hit by a truck, the project would be in trouble.” Disruptions routinely happen on software teams and have large impact on productivity. Teams thrive by actively sharing knowledge across a team and cross-training key skills.

In this workshop, you will assess how well your team is distributing knowledge within the team. Then you will discuss practices to help the team improve its ability to distribute knowledge. I have observed teams survive massive disruptions by following three collaborating development practices. We’ll discuss how to apply these practices to your team.

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