Arturo Herrero

Shape Up

Shape Up by Ryan Singer

The Shape Up method:

  • Shaped versus unshaped work.
  • Designing at the right level of abstraction.
  • Setting appetites instead of estimates.
  • Concepting with breadboards and fat marker sketches.
  • Making deliberate commitments—bets— instead of feeding the machine.
  • Choosing the right cycle length (six weeks).
  • A cool-down period between cycles.
  • Breaking projects apart into scopes.
  • Downhill versus uphill work and communicating about unknowns.
  • Scope hammering to separate must-haves from nice-to-haves.
Six week cycles, two tracks

Shape Up. Two tracks

Phases of the work

Shape Up. Phases of the work

Steps to perform

Shape Up. Steps to perform

Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters, Ryan Singer.

August 06, 2019 | @ArturoHerrero