Domain Storytelling

1 day workshop with Stefan Hofer

Stefan Hofer

Workshop details


Domain Storytelling means that we let domain experts tell us stories about their tasks. While listening, we record the stories using a pictographic language. The domain experts can see immediately whether or not we understand their story. After very few stories, we are able to talk about the people, tasks, tools, work objects, and events in that domain.

Learning objectives:

In this workshop, we will explore how Domain Storytelling can help you with different aspects of DDD:

  • understand domain knowledge
  • constitute ubiquitous language
  • find bounded contexts
  • derive requirements

You will learn how to adapt the method to the various purposes and you will try out different tools. After the workshop, you will be able to apply Domain Storytelling on your own.

For who:

Domain Storytelling is especially suited for:

  • understanding a domain,
  • establishing a shared language between domain experts and IT expert,
  • talking about software requirements,
  • and designing viable, software-supported business processes.

The workshop does not require programming skills. It is suited for people working as software developers, user experience designers, Scrum masters, product owners, product managers, project managers, and business analysts.

About Stefan HOFER

WPS – Workplace Solutions GmbH

Stefan is co-author of Domain Storytelling: A Collaborative, Visual, and Agile Way to Build Domain-Driven Software (Addison-Wesley).

He studied Software Engineering and has a PhD in computer science.

Since 2005, Stefan has worked for WPS – Workplace Solutions, helping teams develop software that does the right job the right way.