A Non-Technical Look at Trunk Based Development

Lots of organizations are adopting Business Process Management Suites (BPMS) to help them create, automate, and manage their own business processes. These systems allow for quicker and easier development of custom processes, but can also provide challenges for teams trying to work together to implement them. Join Dave Pradko as he discusses iWorks Corp.'s approach to one of these challenges, Trunk Based Development, and how iWorks organizes it's teams and work to manage this challenge.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Context: an overview of the AuraPortal iBPMS, and how it is used to design and implement business processes within an organization
  2. The Challenge: how a small team can successfully break down, organize, and build the solutions
  3. Solutions: specific Agile best practices that small teams can use to improve odds of success in scenarios like this
    1. Establish a culture of communication
    2. Paired tasks
    3. Limit Work In Progress (WIP)
    4. Define a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
    5. Add complexity via iterations, not all at once

Learning Outcome

Share specific Agile best practices that small teams can use to improve odds of success in challenging scenarios.

Target Audience

Managers and Scrum Masters looking to implement Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.


Participants should be familiar with Software as a Service (SaaS)/Platform as a Service (PaaS) and/or Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) systems, and familiar with Agile team organization.

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  • Bob Payne
    By Bob Payne  ~  1 year ago
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    Need some meat to draw folks in.  Maybe reword to let non tech folks understand what Trunk Based Development is.   

    It would be helpful for the reviewers if you gave more detail about the outline/structure of your session.

    - Bob