Conway’s Law is well known in the software industry. Here it is, in Mel Conway’s own words: Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure. But in its original formulation, Conway’s Law is only talking about the creation of software. Software, at least successful software, lasts for years, often a decade or even longer.

Dave Stagner

Founder, Congruence. Software engineer, musician, photographer, and all around creative polymath.