Interviews with the author
Listen to these podcast interviews with author Ryan Singer to get an introduction on the main ideas in Shape Up.
Shape Up Live
If you’re seriously considering adopting Shape Up for your team, you'll want to watch these recorded live-stream interviews. Leaders of teams who’ve adopted Shape Up talk about what wasn’t working for them, how they decided to try Shape Up, and work through implementation sticking points with help from Ryan.
Full list of chapters included in the book
Part 1: Shaping
Part 3: Building
Join the Shape Up forum
If you’re implementing methods from Shape Up at your own company, this is for you. You'll find deep dives from Ryan on subjects covered in the book, and practical insights from peers who are implementing Shape Up at their own companies.
“I already see my team thinking deeper about the problems they’re solving. By owning scope within the pitch they are making early tradeoff decisions and focusing on delivering value rather than blindly implementing a product requirement.”-Matt, Automattic
“We have more focus and purpose. We actively make a bet and stick with it for a pre-determined timeframe.”-Filip, Lime Technologies
“[Before] I totally felt like a delivery manager and had no time at all to think deeply about what to do next. Now, when a cycle is ongoing, I easily get to use 80-90% of my time to figure out the right thing to tackle next.”-David, store2be
“We work on much more meaningful projects, because it needs to be worthy of investing 6 weeks. And, the projects ship on time. The teams are trusted and empowered, rather than micromanaged.”-Brian, Pingboard
“Our team is happier, calmer, and more productive. We’re doing our best work.”-Dan, Hatch Loyalty
“Now, it’s much more common for us to ship something meaningful in six weeks and show faster progress to customers.”-Phil, Close.com
“I finally feel ahead of things and much more confident about the work I give to the team, the understanding of the problem and validity of the solution.”-Aylon, Actionstep
“The team has a lot more room for creativity and autonomy on what they deliver. It has been great.”-John Henry, User Interviews
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