"The SHARED KERNEL cannot be changed as freely as other parts of the design." #readingToday
The SHARED KERNEL cannot be changed as freely as other parts of the design. Decisions involve consultation with another team. Automated test suites must be integrated because all tests of both teams must pass when changes are made. Usually, teams make changes on separate copies of the KERNEL, integrating with the other team at intervals. (For example, on a team that CONTINUOUSLY INTEGRATES daily or better, the KERNEL merger might be weekly.) Regardless of when code integration is scheduled, the sooner both teams talk about the changes, the better.
Domain-Driven Design, Eric Evans