In application development circles, Conway's Law is often referenced to explain why an application morphs to fit the skills of those who are creating it (regardless of how it was initially specified).
Developers create complicated applications in the latest technology, architects create godlike orchestrations to control everything and UI designers create works of art which integrate with Access databases (which one were you?!).
Conway however was much more cunning than people give him credit for. He talks about communication structures and their constraining effects. I interpret this to mean that those who communicate most effectively, create the least constrained systems - and those systems which are least constrained have the best chance of achieving true value.
organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations