Build Better Business Software by Telling and Visualizing Stories
“From a story to working software—this book helps you to get to the essence of what to build. Highly recommended!”
Storytelling is at the heart of human communication—why not use it to overcome costly misunderstandings when designing software? By telling and visualizing stories, domain experts and team members make business processes and domain knowledge tangible. Domain Storytelling enables everyone to understand the relevant people, activities, and work items. With this guide, the method's inventors explain how domain experts and teams can work together to capture insights with simple pictographs, show their work, solicit feedback, and get everyone on the same page.
Stefan Hofer and Henning Schwentner introduce the methods easy pictographic language, scenario-based modeling techniques, workshop format, and relationship to other modeling methods. Using step-by-step case studies, they guide you through solving many common problems, from creating new domain languages to deriving requirements, optimizing workflows to uncovering “shadow IT.”
Fully align all project participants and stakeholders, both technical and business-focused
Master a simple set of symbols and rules for modeling any process or workflow
Use workshop-based collaborative modeling to find better solutions faster
Draw clear boundaries to organize your domain, software, and teams
Transform domain knowledge into requirements, embedded naturally into an agile process
Move your models from diagrams and sticky notes to code
Gain better visibility into your IT landscape so you can consolidate or optimize it
This guide is for everyone who wants more effective software—from developers, architects, and team leads to the domain experts, product owners, and executives who rely on it every day.