Eventstorming Masterclass

Alberto Brandolini 2-Day Workshop
Tue-Wed, Mar 12-13

EventStorming is a workshop format that enables massive learning on complex business domains and promotes collaboration between disciplines and teams.

The modeling and visualization techniques are versatile and can be used successfully to discover current or future scenarios or to design solutions collaboratively.


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 modeling
  • Managing conflicts, highlighting risk, and the problems 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: modeling everything without a clue (and yet delivering 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 modeling
  • A different perspective on software design: the picture that explains everything
  • Making policies explicit. Discovering the hidden truth in business behavior
  • 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 sophisticated architecture.

What You Will Learn

In this two-day EventStorming Masterclass 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.

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.