1. Conway’s Corollary

    Conway’s Law states:

    organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations

    I’ve always read this as an accusation: we are doomed to recreate the structure of our organizations in the structure of software projects. And further: projects ...

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  2. A Product Journal: As A Working Manager

    One of the bigger changes going from engineer to manager was to redefine what I meant by the question: how are we going to do this? As an engineer I would deconstruct that question to ask what is the software we need to build, and the technical barriers we need ...

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