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Shape Up with Ryan Singer of Basecamp

Shape Up with Ryan Singer of Basecamp

Update: 2019-08-22
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Ryan Singer and the Basecamp team have developed their own methodology for product planning. For one, they don't do waterfall or agile or scrum. For two, they don’t line walls with Post-it notes. For three, they don’t do daily stand ups, design sprints, development sprints, or anything remotely tied to a metaphor that includes being tired and worn out at the end. No backlogs, no Kanban, no velocity tracking, none of that.

What they do instead is six week product builds followed by two weeks of cooling. Their leadership team decides how long they want to spend on tasks vs working with product estimates and if they work isn't done, it's thrown out.

Today we sit down with Ryan Singer and learn more about his most recent book Shape Up which outlines this process. Read the full book at http://basecamp.com/shapeup. You can also join Ryan and Bob Moesta at their upcoming product seminar.

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Shape Up with Ryan Singer of Basecamp

Shape Up with Ryan Singer of Basecamp

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