June 26, 2015

Continuous Delivery and Conway's Law

The challenges of continuous delivery

Continuous Delivery is more and more becoming a mainstream practice in how to create and deliver software. The reason for this are the numerous benefits this practice will have on the business as a whole. But as with most other things there is no free lunch and these benefits do not come without a price. An example of this is the fact that there are many challenges you may face when trying to implement continuous delivery in an existing organization. My colleague Daniel Deogun and I have spent quite a lot of time working with implementing continuous delivery practices within organizations. And in doing so we started to notice some reoccurring patterns among the challenges that organizations run into when moving towards continuous delivery.