Hands On: Storystorming with Martin Schimak

DDD-HH Domain-driven Design Hamburg
DDD-HH Domain-driven Design Hamburg
Öffentliche Gruppe


Winterstraße 2 · Hamburg

Wie du uns findest

Use the elevator in the courtyard.

Bild des Veranstaltungsortes


After months of hiatus, I am proud to announce a double whammy of meetups that should make for a very Domain-Driven September in Hamburg. To kick it off, Martin Schimak will be visiting from Vienna to introduce us, in a hands-on way, to the style of domain modelling he calls "Storystorming".

18:30 – snacks and drinks sponsored by FINANZCHECK.de
19:00 – hands-on (see abstract below)
~20:00 – chat, discussion, networking
~21:00 – end of session

"Storystorming (see https://medium.com/plexiti/story-storming-191756f57387) is a young and very lightweight workshop format to explore and understand user journeys, work procedures and whole business processes by telling visual stories and by literally watching their (domain!) language. It comes in several flavors, the first of which is building on ideas coming from Domain Storytelling, EventStorming, Event Modeling and User Story Mapping and is discussed in the blog post above. But just as all of these methods have very different traits and merits, Storystorming definitely has its unique proposition, too. By focusing on the fundamental “Subject - Verb- Object” structure of language, it enables domain experts to tell their stories in the most natural way, without requiring them to learn anything but five different colors. Software developers on the other hand can assist with regards to the method, even if they at first do not get at all what the experts are speaking about, and even if they do not get it for a longer period of time. It may sound like a contradiction, but Storystorming enables the “listening mode” through visualization of language - and this mode is its feature: the most natural way to learn a language certainly is to listen to the parents, to imitate them and then to speak the language yourself — and rather soon! Little children repeat what they have heard and receive feedback. Gradually, they understand more words, begin to form sentences and later tell their own stories. By asking experts to record and visualize their language with a very simple system, Storystorming enables a similar style of learning. Now that we can actually see the stories, we will fail fast and learn even faster! "