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The Shape Up method presented in this book is tightly interwoven. It may take some thought and experimentation to pull out the right pieces and adapt them to your team.

Whether your team can adopt the method at once or not, I hope that the language and concepts in this book gave you some things to take home immediately:

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We’d love to hear what you think so we can make the Shape Up method easier to adopt. What did we miss? What still isn’t clear? What do you wish we had talked about that we didn’t? We’d also love to hear about your successes and challenges as you try to apply it to your teams and projects.

Send us an email at shapeup@basecamp.com.

The appendices that follow recap the main points of the method and summarize them in a way that can help you reflect on it and teach others.

We built Basecamp to execute the techniques in this book. It puts all our project communication, task management, and documentation in one place where designers and programmers work seamlessly together. See How to Implement the Shape Up Method in Basecamp.