Ian Bicking’s post on Conway’s Corollary is a must-read thought on isomorphisms between the organization and product structures.
What, asks Bicking, if we don’t fight this, but embrace it. Organizational structures are allegedly for our benefit. Why not allow them to shape product? Or when this is inappropriate why not recognize that the two MUST be aligned and if product can’t follow organization, we should refactor organization to reflect and support product.