SAFely Dancing With Conway’s law
An architectural talk for an architectural audience
Conway’s Law teaches us that systems are socio-technical systems, where system design starts long before the first line of code or even first System Context Diagram. That Organisational Design is a critical system design activity.
At the same time, Donella Meadows teaches us that we can’t control systems directly; at best, we can hope to responsively influence so that we can dance with them.
In an era of $everything-As-A-Service – and increasingly, As A MicroService – how do we design the organisation and process to successfully dance with our desired architectural patterns?
- I also used some great ideas and examples from Ian Carroll:
A signal from Conway’s Law?