DDD Overview (1 Day)

Build your awareness of the basic concepts and value of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in one day.

  • Understand what DDD is and when and why it is valuable to software intensive organizations.
  • Overview the basic principles and processes needed develop the useful sort of models, tie them into implementation and business analysis, and place them within a viable, realistic strategy.


Target Audience

Architects, technical leaders, developers and any person seriously involved in software development, including analysts and development managers.

Suggested Prerequisites

Some experience with projects developing complex software systems. Familiarity with iterative development processes.

Topics Introduced

Morning: Ubiquitous Language & Model Discovery

  • What is DDD?
  • What makes a model useful to a software project?
  • Cultivation of a model-based language to connect domain experts, developers, and the code itself
  • Exploratory interaction of technical and business people in the modeling process
  • Aggregates: A taste of rigor. This pattern addresses, at the model level, the scaling of systems in complexity, performance, and distribution.


Afternoon: Strategic Design

  • Distilling the Core Domain: Focusing fine modeling and design into those subdomains where the organization distinguishes itself
  • Clarifying a shared vision
  • Context Mapping: A pragmatic approach to dealing with the diversity models and processes on real large projects with multi-team/multi-subsystem development.
  • Combining the Core Domain and Context Map to illuminate Strategic Design options for a project.

Upcoming DDD Overviews

Full public schedule & prices  »

The DDD Overview is primarily offered as a conference workshop. It is also available as on-site training.

On-site Training

For rates, availability, and other information, write to info4@ domainlanguage.com or call us at: (+1) 914-861-5264.

Want to go further?

Where the DDD Overview builds awareness of the key issues, the DDD Immersion builds skills for practitioners and leaders of DDD projects with more in-depth coverage of the principles and practices and hands-on exercises.