Do not underestimate The Conway's Law, it may kick you in the teeth

Do not underestimate The Conway's Law, it may kick you in the teeth

I can't recall precisely when I've heard about Conway's Law for the first time - most likely because it has left me unimpressed. "Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations." Melvin Conway Bah. Is that such a big deal? (these could have been my words when I have read that for the 1st time) You won't get its importance until the very moment when you start suffering from it. Sometimes decisive people tend to forget that: applications provide some business services and ... ... business services are elements…

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