The EventStorming Handbook
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The EventStorming Handbook

Unlocking Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication for Your Teams

About the Book

EventStorming is a very flexible approach to collaborative modeling that is continuing to grow and evolve as practitioners innovate and adapt it to new problems. I hope you will do the same! Start with trying out the basic recipes in this book, and see what works in your context.

The book is concise, actionable, and highly visual, containing only the essentials needed for you to be successful. if you are struggling with working in a complex business domain, especially where the complexity is in the business processes and system behavior, then this EventStorming Handbook provides techniques for better solutions to be delivered faster through collaborative modeling.

The book is an early-access edition, and thus still in progress. Expect TBD's, holes and errors. 

About the Author

Paul Rayner
Paul Rayner

Paul Rayner is a developer, instructor, coach and popular conference speaker. He is founder and chairman of the Explore DDD conference. He provides Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and EventStorming workshops, training and coaching through his consultancy Virtual Genius. Paul lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two teenagers.

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Table of Contents

1. The EventStorming Handbook - Early Access Edition

1.1. About the Author

1.2. Acknowledgements

1.3. Providing Feedback

1.4. Colophon

2. Preface

3. Introduction

3.1. Why EventStorming?

3.2. What is the Approach in this Book?

4. What is EventStorming?

4.1. Mapping Events

4.2. Collaborative Discovery

5. Your First EventStorming Session

5.1. The Invitation

5.2. Materials Needed

6. Mapping Team Flow

6.1. What’s the Big Deal with Queues?

6.2. Visual Unification Tools

6.3. Visualizing Queues

6.4. Improving Flow

7. Exploring the Big Picture

7.1. Open at the Close

7.2. Step 1 - Events

7.3. Step 2 - Emergent Structure

7.4. Step 3 - Actors and Systems (walk the narrative)

7.5. Step 4 - Value and Opportunities

7.6. Step 5 - Next Steps

7.7. Workshop Variations

8. Exploring a Business Process Solution

8.1. Process Motifs

8.2. Concrete business examples

8.3. Digging deeper into the domain model

8.4. Next Steps

9. Next-Level Facilitation

9.1. Managing Time

9.2. Managing Energy

9.3. Clarifying Questions

9.4. The Gaiman Principle

9.5. Things That Stifle Participation

9.6. What if questions arise?

9.7. Why prefer business language over technical language?

10. Scaling a Workshop

11. What About Distributed Teams?

12. Adopting EventStorming in Your Organization

13. Mix and Matching with Other Techniques

14. Sourcing Workshop Materials

15. Resources for Further Learning

15.1. EventStorming

15.2. Collaboration and Facilitation

15.3. Domain-Driven Design

15.4. Event Sourcing

15.5. Team Flow

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