Master class - EventStorming | Agile Partner

Master Class

EventStorming with Alberto Brandolini

EventStorming is a workshop format invented by Alberto Brandolini, that enables massive learning on complex business domains and promotes collaboration between different disciplines and across teams.

Alberto Brandolini is one of the most prominent advocates of Domain-Driven Design and an international speaker.

Come and learn with the master!

Date- March 10-11 2020

Location- Technoport Esch/Belval

Participants- Up to 24

Languages- English

Laptop needed- No

Software Design EventStorming in a nutshell

What for?

In this two-day EventStorming Master Class with Alberto Brandolini, we’ll practice three different flavors (Big Picture, Process Modelling and Software Design), applied to real-world business problems.

We’ll take into account the different perspectives (including the facilitator) in a process that spans large-scale discovery, to leverage collaborative design.

We’ll experience the how, and we’ll discuss the why.


Day 1 – EventStorming as a discovery tool

  • Quick kick-off: where we are and where we want to go
  • Real world Big Picture EventStorming, mastering complexity and unknowns in large-scale modelling
  • Managing conflicts, highlighting risk, and the problems really worth solving
  • The facilitator’s toolbox revealed
  • Improving our process exploring motivations of different actors
  • The Change agent’s perspective: why it’s going to be hard even when improvement is obvious, and how to deal with stalemates
  • Everything’s connected: Lean & Kanban, complexity and organization limits
  • Working with startups vs. working with established companies
  • EventStorming as a platform for problem-solving
  • ModelStorming: modelling everything without a clue (and yet deliver amazing insights).

Day 2 – Using EventStorming to design a system

  • Emerging System Boundaries: from EventStorming to Bounded Contexts
  • Process Modelling EventStorming: a cross-discipline platform for collaborative modelling
  • A different perspective on software design: the picture that explains everything
  • Making policies explicit. Discovering the hidden truth in business behaviour
  • Design around Value: hidden and explicit motivators
  • Software Design EventStorming: discovering key software components
  • Aggregates and transactional consistency: independent moving parts in a large system
  • Design around the bottleneck: changing the rules of the game
  • Blending User Experience Design and Service Design into Software Design
  • Triggering bullet-proof design with visible state
  • The transaction illusion
  • From sticky notes to working software. When to go for a sophisticated architecture.

Why do I care?

In November 2018, EventStorming entered the Adopt circle in the Techniques quadrant of Thoughtworks technology radar.

In just a few years, EventStorming has become the de-facto standard, in the Domain-Driven Design community and beyond, to analyze complex domain, clarify domain boundaries, help identify your core domain, prioritize work, and move towards a microservices architecture.

Whether you are a software architect, a developer, a business analyst, a domain expert, a product owner, a UX designer, a tester, or any other role in your organization, you can leverage this simple but powerful tool to obtain better visibility and clarity about your domain.

In a few hours of workshop, you can tackle complexity and move from exploration to implementation, transcending communication silos in your organization.

Target Audience

EventStorming is interdisciplinary. The specialistic notation is dropped in favor of an incremental lo-fi approach that allows an inclusive approach while driving the exploration towards the most sensitive areas.

Every participant will actively contribute. Everyone is welcome.

A word from Agile Partner's CTO


I met Alberto at the Build Stuff conference back in 2013. While attending his talk on Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and EventStorming, I resonated so much with everything he was saying that I spent half of the session nodding. So, at the end I had to go talk to him.

Since then, we have met on many occasions, mostly at DDD conferences around Europe, but also at the first #play14 event I organized in Luxembourg. In 2018, he invited me to join the first EventStorming Summit in Bologna, where we met with 20 of the most skilled EventStorming practitioners. It is during that same event that I have decided to build more awareness about EventStorming in Luxembourg and the greater region. Hence this master class.

EventStorming is a great tool to explore complex domains and put things quickly in motion, from big picture to software design. The format is easy to understand, and provided you have the right amount of stickies and markers, you can jump into an EventStorming session very easily.

Alberto is a witful, passionate and extremely creative professional, who has tremendous technical knowledge associated with excellent facilitation skills. The amount of energy that he deploys shows how much he cares about what he does and how committed he is to helping solve his customer’s problems.

EventStorming is his "baby" and there is no better person in the world to learn from about this great technique.

Cédric Pontet, CTO at Agile Partner

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About the trainer

EventStorming Creatorauthor of Introducing EventStorming - An act of deliberate collective learning and Founder of Avanscoperta, Alberto Brandolini is a 360° consultant in the Information Technology field.

Asserting that problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that originated them, Alberto switches perspective frequently assuming the architect, mentor, coach, manager or developer point of view.

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