Henning Schwentner

Information & Communications Technology

Programming Software Architecture Domain Driven Design microservices Agile Methodologies Collaborative Modeling

Hamburg, Germany

Domain Storytelling—Understanding Your Users by Drawing Pictures

Misunderstandings between developers and the business are a plague. Bad communication makes projects fail. This talk presents a remedy. The session's highlight will be a practical demonstration with the auditorium as an interview partner.

Domain Storytelling is a technique to transform domain knowledge into effective business software. It brings together domain experts and development teams to: (a) understand the domain of a software system, (b) find microservices boundaries, and (c) talk about requirements.

We let domain experts tell us stories about their tasks. While listening, we record the stories using an easy-to-understand pictographic language.

The domain experts can see immediately whether we understand their story correctly. After very few stories, we are able to talk about the people, processes, and events in that domain.

The talk is aimed at everyone involved or interested in software development, including non-technical people.

My book on the topic has just been published in Vaughn Vernon's Addison-Wesley Signature Series. See https://domain-storytelling.org/book


Henning Schwentner

Coder, Coach, Consultant at WPS – Workplace Solutions

Henning loves programming in high quality. He lives this passion as coder, coach, and consultant at WPS – Workplace Solutions. There he helps teams to structure their monoliths or to build new systems from the beginning with a sustainable architecture. Microservices or self-contained systems are often the result. Henning is author of *Domain Storytelling* (Addison-Wesley, 2022), and the www.LeasingNinja.io as well as translator of “Domain-Driven Design kompakt” (dpunkt, 2017).

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