Justification for Domain Modeling

Tactical modeling is generally more complex than strategic modeling. Thus, if you intend to develop a domain model using the DDD tactical patterns (Aggregates, Services, Value Objects, Events, and so forth), doing so will require more careful thought and greater investment. Since this is so, how does an organization justify tactical domain modeling? What criteria can be used to qualify a given project for the extra investment needed to properly apply DDD from top to bottom?

Picture yourself leading an expedition through unfamiliar territory. You would want to understand the surrounding landmasses and borders. Your team would study maps, maybe even draw their own, and determine their strategic approach. You would ...

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