Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Responsibility-Driven Design

@rebeccawb · USA


Rebecca is an object design pioneer who invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD). By accident she started the x-Driven Design meme (TDD, DDD, BDD…) and along the way authored two popular object design books that are still in print.

In her work, Rebecca’s helps teams hone their design, architecture and thinking skills, manage and reduce technical debt, and adequately address architecture risks. In addition to coaching and personal mentoring, she conducts workshops on Responsibility-Driven Design, enterprise application design, agile design skills and thinking, being agile about system qualities, and Agile Architecture.

Rebecca is program director of the Agile Alliance’s Experience Report Initiative and on The Hillside Group board. Recently she has written patterns about sustainable architecture, agile software quality, and adaptive systems architectures. She blogs at The Responsible Designer ( If you are interested in writing about your experiences or sharing your wisdom in pattern form, contact Rebecca. She can help you turn your urge to write into the written word.


Design Matters

Mel Conway

Inventor, Educator, Author of “Conway's Law”

Eric Evans

Author of “Domain-Driven Design”

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Responsibility-Driven Design

Udi Dahan

Founder of NServiceBus

Prof. David West

Author of “Object Thinking”

Jimmy Nilsson

Author of “Applying DDD & Patterns”

Weronika Łabaj


Debasish Ghosh

Functional and Algebraic Domain Modeling

Nick Tune

Co-author of “Patterns, Principles and Practices of DDD”

Greg Young

Creator of CQRS

Alberto Brandolini

Inventor of “EventStorming”

Felienne Hermans

Author of "Grokking Computational Logic"

Andra Sonea

Solutions Architect, Financial Services

Ken Power

Complexity Navigator

Jérémie Chassaing

Software Gardener

Scott Wlaschin

Creator of

Avraham Poupko

Technical leader

Edwin van Wijk

Software Architect

Romeu Moura

Reasoned Schemer

Marijn Huizendveld

Nerd in a suit

Stijn Volders


Robert Smallshire

Modeller of domains, systems and processes

Mathias Verraes

Student of Systems

Michel Grootjans


Yves Lorphelin

Loves Chaos & Failures

Arnaud Bailly

Event Sourcing, Functionally

Paul Rayner

Leading DDD and BDD practitioner

Nicole Rauch

Software Developer and Development Coach

Thomas Ploch

Infinite State Machine

Cyrille Martraire

Deliberate Designer

Thomas Coopman


Yves Reynhout

The Journeylist

Oana Juncu

Agile Business DJ

Allard Buijze

Pragmatic modeller, creator of AxonFramework

Vaughn Vernon

Author, consultant, trainer


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