Wardley Mapping [Half-Day]

Wardley Mapping is a practical approach to constructing a topographical business map that directs business decisions.

This session introduces Wardley Mapping as a great DDD (Domain-driven Design) tool to understand the Problem Space from a business strategy perspective. It helps tech leaders or architects:

  • Learn a new way of understanding business at a strategic level
  • Connect tech decisions with business strategies
  • Connect org design decisions with business context and tech decisions
  • Practice Wardley Mapping techniques

Key Takeaways

1 Understand Wardley Mapping from the DDD (Domain-driven Design) context

2 Learn fundamental concepts and techniques of Wardley Mapping

3 Learn how to run a Wardley Mapping workshop with business

4 Learn how to identify and categorize subdomains

5 Learn how to drive tech decisions from Wardley Mapping

6 Learn how Wardley Mapping impacts org design


Zichuan Xiong

Principal @Thoughtworks

Zichuan Xiong has been a Principal at Thoughtworks since 2008. He works with Chief Digital / Data / and Technology Officers to drive business impact across tech and product organizations. His strengths and experiences are DDD, Data Mesh, and Org Design / Changes.

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Karthik Krishnan

Technical Principal @Thoughtworks

Karthik Krishnan is a technology leader with over 25 years of experience in designing and building large-scale enterprise solutions across financial and retail domains. He has played numerous technical roles in leading product development for major financial institutions. He is currently serving the role of Technical Principal at Thoughtworks. He is passionate about platform thinking, solution architecture, application security and strives to be known as a coding architect. His most recent assignment entailed leading a large technology team helping their clients in their legacy modernization journey with Cloud. When not working, he spends time practicing playing tunes on his musical keyboard.

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Premanand Chandrasekaran

Head of Technology @Thoughtworks

Premanand (Prem) Chandrasekaran is a technology leader and change agent with a solid track record of leading large technology teams and helping businesses deliver mission-critical problems while exhibiting high internal and external quality. In the past two decades, he has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients and domains ranging from financial services, online retailers, education, and healthcare startups among others. His specialties include technical innovation, architecture, continuous delivery, agile/iterative transformation and employee development. When not fiddling with his trusty laptop, he spends time with his son ripping beyblades, playing video games and analyzing the nuances of cricket.

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Friday Oct 28 / 01:00PM PDT ( 3 hours )


Bayview B


Level intermediate


Wardley Mapping Domain Driven Design



  • Participants should have a basic understanding of Wardley Mapping & DDD
  • Participants do not have to be tech leaders or architects; business/product architects are also welcome to join