April 9-11th 2014
Churchill College, Cambridge UK


Session Title

Planning for Success in MDD

Session Type Tutorial
Duration 90 minutes
Session Description

This session will show you the roadmap for successfully introducing MDD into your organisation, in both concrete and human terms. Concretely measurable factors include the domain selection criteria, cost of getting started, and increased productivity when using. On the human level we will look at selling the idea, building mindshare, keeping momentum going, and managing organisational change. Drawing from our experience over the past fifteen years we will pinpoint the key challenges organisations usually face during MDD adoption, and offer some practical solutions to overcome them.

Participants will practise applying the ideas and ways of approaching and analysing, first to example cases and then to their own situations – past, present or future. Their experience will be reflected back into the approaches during the session, so that together we can form a stronger toolchest to serve real world needs.

  • Is MDD right for this project?
  • Factors in tool selection
  • MDD Economics 101
  • Language design for productivity
  • Getting the right people on your side
  • Evolving a language vs. creating a new one


Steven Kelly (MetaCase)

Steven is CTO of MetaCase and co-founder of the DSM Forum. He has over twenty years experience of tool building and consultancy in Domain-Specific Modelling. As architect and lead developer of MetaEdit+, he has seen it win or be a finalist in awards from SD Times, Byte, and Jolt Productivity. He has co-authored a book and published over 50 articles in journals and for conferences, and regularly speaks at events like OOPSLA and Code Generation. Steven is a member of IASA and on the editorial board of the Journal of Database Management.