Sociotechnical Domain-Driven Design with Kacper Gunia

  2 days


Are you kicking off a new project or transitioning from a monolith architecture to microservices?

An uninformed design choice for your system can introduce costly bottlenecks. In this hands-on workshop, Kacper Gunia will share how to design a system that takes into account your business's social and technical structures.

This course has been developed by Kacper Gunia, international speaker and expert specialising in bridging the gap between IT and Business. In theory, by making services smaller we should be able to improve these metrics and benefit from a new architecture. Unfortunately, this approach is missing an important point.

Sociotechnical Domain Driven Design class interacting

If we want to have truly autonomous teams and services that are not tightly coupled with each other, first we need to understand the domain. Only then we will be able to design a loosely coupled architecture that enables the fast flow of change.

In this course, you will start exploring and understanding your problem space - the domain. With this knowledge, you will be able to iteratively design a loosely coupled system aligned with business needs and organisational structure and bridging the gap between IT and the Business. In order to achieve these goals, Kacper will navigate the class through the use of a number of tools and techniques bringing his wealth of experience into hands-on practice and application.

This course will be offered virtually over 2 full‑day sessions.

Our virtual courses offer the same expert-led, hands-on experience we've offered since 2013 — accessible from the comfort of your own home (office).

You'll join Kacper and participants from around the globe in a virtual classroom where you'll utilise a collaboration tools like Zoom and Slack as you discover techniques and tools to bridge the gap between IT and business.

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Learn how to:

  • Analyse and understand the business model using Business Model Canvas
  • Gain a common understanding of a business domain using Event Storming
  • Choose service boundaries using modelling heuristics
  • Validate design with core use cases and identify coupling in a system
  • Classify contexts and prioritise areas for strategic investment
  • Organise teams aligned with the business, domain and cognitive load

About the Author

Kacper Gunia

Kacper Gunia is an independent Software Architect, Trainer and Consultant with 10 years of experience in the industry. He is passionate about delivering value by creating software that is aligned with the business as well as by enabling teams to be successful & productive with Domain-Driven Design and other methodologies. Kacper worked with clients including Starbucks, Time Inc, GFT, EPAM, Sportradar & Government agencies. In his spare time, he runs Domain-Driven Design London meetup.

Available dates

Dates coming soon

Can't make it on any of these dates?
Our team is happy to discuss other options with you.
Contact us at and mention ref: SOCIOTECHDDD-KG-02.
Private tuition and large-group discounts are also available. Find out more here.

Who should take this workshop?

Technical manager and business stakeholders kicking off a new project or transitioning from a monolith architecture who are keen to improve team autonomy, reduce lead time and maximise strategic investment.


To make the most of this course, you need to have 3-5 years minimum experience working with software development or technical teams.

Workshop Outline

Domain Discovery and Strategic Design
  • Learn how to collaboratively model and understand the business
  • Functional thinking
  • Learn to understand how technology contributes to business goals
  • Learn how to model context boundaries
Sociotechnical Architecture
  • Learn how to design autonomous teams aligned with the software and domain
  • Learn why sociotechnical architectures constantly evolve
  • Learn how to evolve sociotechnical architectures for business, technical, and social reasons

Sociotechnical Domain-Driven Design with Kacper Gunia
Dates coming soon