(A talk given at London Continuous Delivery meetup group, January 2014 – Conway’s Law and Approaches to Organisational Change – with Allan Kelly
– https://meetup.com/London-Continuous-Delivery/events/154037822/ )
Given that we know that iterative software development can work much better than ‘big bang’ or waterfall, should we apply the same process to organisational change? How about a backlog + iterations for shifting to a team structure which takes Conway’s Law into account, so that the organisation has a better chance of delivering the software systems it needs?
We are fortunate to be joined by Allan Kelly, a software business consultant based in London. He has a strong interest and experience in the organisational aspects of software development, and is the author of Business Patterns for Software Developers (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1119999243/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=allankelly-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1119999243), Changing Software Development (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047051504X.html), and Xanpan (https://leanpub.com/xanpan).