Design Team Perception of Development Team Composition: Implications for Conway's Law

@article{Burton2011DesignTP,
  title={Design Team Perception of Development Team Composition: Implications for Conway's Law},
  author={Scott H. Burton and Paul Bodily and Richard G. Morris and Charles D. Knutson and Jonathan L. Krein},
  journal={2011 Second International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research},
  year={2011},
  pages={52-60}
}
Conway's law, the idea that a software system reflects the structure of the organization that built it, is one of the most well-known "laws" in software engineering. However, the seemingly straightforward phenomenon described by Conway appears to be subject to nuances of personal and organizational dynamics as well as contextual factors, most of which are neither well-understood nor well-studied. As a pilot study intended to foster discussion within the RESER community, we performed a small and… CONTINUE READING