Conway’s Law

I came across Conway’s Law on a blog post from Global Nerdy. The law says “any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced it. This cracked me up for some obvious reasons.

Conway’s Law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Update July 23rd: amazingly enough I had Conway’s Law quoted to me in a meeting today! Someone just mentioned that during a recent re-org they could have sliced-and-diced the organization all sorts of ways but since they had four managers they decided on four groups and that led to an architecture with four components. Amazing.

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