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Conway's Law & Reverse Conway's Law - How to avoid being caught by it and how to turn it to your advantage

Conway's Law states that system designs and structure mirrors organizational design and structure. For legacy systems reverse Conway's Law leads to organizations which mirror the system structure. The world is full of people who neither know Conway's Law or understand the implications, as a result software architecture is determined before it even begins. Worse Reverse Conway's Law inhibits organizational change - whether it be Agile adoption, continuous delivery or just plain reorganisation. In this talk Allan Kelly will explain Conway's Law and how it manifests itself. He will also look at Reverse Conway's Law and the Homomorphic Force, in addition he will offer some software laws of his own and outline the Amoeba model of team growth.

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Conway's Law & Reverse Conway's Law - How to avoid being caught by it and how to turn it to your advantage

Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly helps companies large and small enhance their agility and boost their digital offering. Clients include: Virgin Atlantic, Qualcomm, The Bank of England, Reed Elsevier and many more small innovative companies you've never heard of. He invented Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of "Dear Customer, the truth about IT" and books including "Project Myopia", "Continuous Digital", "Xanpan" and "Business Patterns for Software Developers". His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/

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Conway's Law states that system designs and structure mirrors organizational design and structure. For legacy systems reverse Conway's Law leads to organizations which mirror the system structure. The world is full of people who neither know Conway's Law or understand the implications, as a result software architecture is determined before it even begins. Worse Reverse Conway's Law inhibits organizational change - whether it be Agile adoption, continuous delivery or just plain reorganisation. In this talk Allan Kelly will explain Conway's Law and how it manifests itself. He will also look at Reverse Conway's Law and the Homomorphic Force, in addition he will offer some software laws of his own and outline the Amoeba model of team growth.

You might also be interested in :

Allan Kelly's Essential Agile for Business Analysts

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Conway's Law & Reverse Conway's Law - How to avoid being caught by it and how to turn it to your advantage

Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly helps companies large and small enhance their agility and boost their digital offering. Clients include: Virgin Atlantic, Qualcomm, The Bank of England, Reed Elsevier and many more small innovative companies you've never heard of. He invented Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of "Dear Customer, the truth about IT" and books including "Project Myopia", "Continuous Digital", "Xanpan" and "Business Patterns for Software Developers". His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/