EventStorming - Collaborative Modeling for Complex Domains

Agile Boulder
Agile Boulder
Public group


3333 Walnut St · Boulder, CO

How to find us

The meeting will be held at the Broadcom/CA Technologies/Rally Software building at 33rd and Walnut. Drive around to the back parking lot to enter the building.

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EventStorming enables a team struggling with understanding and exploring a complex business problem to model that problem collaboratively in hours instead of weeks. In this talk you’ll learn how this technique quickly generates shared understanding and insights into how the software can, and should, support the business capability being explored.

In EventStorming, development team members and business people gather in a room and together they create a visual map of the flow of events - important things that happen - through concrete business examples. They use sticky notes to map out a story of how the software system behaves, or should behave, given a particular business problem to solve. This session will teach you the rules of EventStorming and how it can help your team cultivate shared understanding and be more productive.


Paul Rayner is a developer, instructor, coach and popular conference speaker. He co-founded DDD Denver and is founder and chair of the Explore DDD Conference ( His company Virtual Genius LLC, provides training and coaching for agile teams. Paul is from Perth, Australia, but chooses to live, work and play with his wife and two children, in Denver, Colorado.

6-6:30 Arrival and Networking
6:30-7:45 Topic Discussion
7:45-8:00 Wrap Up