Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Designing Autonomous Teams and Services

Nick Tune (Empathy Software), Zsofia Herendi (Dealogic)
13:3017:00 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Enterprise architecture
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Hands-on

Who is this presentation for?

Architects, developers, leaders

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic experience of architecting distributed systems, microservices, etc and understanding the trade-offs.

Materials or downloads needed in advance

No requirements for attendees

What you'll learn

- How to identify boundaries in the domain and use those to model modules, microservices, and team boundaries


Learn how to model a complex system and break it down into cohesive bounded contexts through hands-on group activities. This session will teach you skills you can immediately begin applying in your organisation to improve the autonomy of your software services and the teams that build and run them.

This session will involve modelling a complex domain with Event Storming and then applying strategic modelling heuristics to various scenarios involving a variety of challenging business, organisational, and technical goals and constraints.

Lots of curve balls will be thrown at you, and you’ll learn how to apply strategic modelling heuristics and find the best bounded contexts whatever the business goals, organisational realities and technical constraints may be. Along the way you will also learn about theoretical concepts, drawing on ideas from DDD, Systems Thinking, Promise Theory, Theory of Constraints, and more.

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Nick Tune

Empathy Software

Nick is a product-focused technical leader. He has helped teams in a variety of organisations to achieve continuous delivery and high alignment, including the UK government, Salesforce, and 7digital. He is the co-author of Designing Autonomous Teams and Services (O’Reilly) and Patterns, Principles and Practices of Domain-Driven Design (Wrox), and blogs from

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Zsofia Herendi


Zsófia is a product owner who has spent more than 10 years bringing developers and business people together to build world class digital products and services. She is a skilled modeller with a passion for diagramming and an addiction to optimising flow. Zsófia brings new products to market for Dealogic, a global leader in Fintech, where she also coaches teams in BDD and DDD. She recently founded Hungary’s first DDD community.

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