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Basecamp's new book, Shape Up by Ryan Singer, explores the way designers and programmers at the company build and ship software. In this episode, Ryan, designer Conor Muirhead, and programmer Jeff Hardy go deep into Shape Up principles, talking about the parts of the process they find most useful and sharing real-life examples of both successes and setbacks.

Show Notes

Last week's episode, an introduction to Shape Up - 00:11

Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters by Ryan Singer - 00:18

Ryan Singer on Twitter - 1:18

Conor Muirhead on Twitter - 1:22

Jeff Hardy on Twitter - 1:27

"Get One Piece Done" - 5:08

"Affordances before pixel-perfect screens" - 10:02

"Work is like a hill" - 12:44

"The circuit breaker" - 21:16

"Risks and Rabbit Holes" - 22:15

"Watch out for grab-bags" - 23:43

"Decide When to Stop" - 25:50

"Bets, Not Backlogs" - 28:26

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.