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Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon

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Room for More than the Model

A Bounded Context does not necessarily encompass only the domain model. True, the model is the primary occupant of the conceptual container. However, a Bounded Context is not limited to the model only. It often marks off a system, an application, or a business service.5 Sometimes a Bounded Context houses less than this if, for example, a Generic Subdomain can be produced without much more than a domain model. Consider portions of a system that are typically part of a Bounded Context.

5. Admittedly the meanings of system, application, and business service are not always agreed upon. However, in a general sense I intend these to mean a complex set of components that interact to realize a set of significant business ...

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