Shape Up - Importance of Small Teams

I think small teams are an underemphasized key element of the Shape Up approach to project management.

August 10, 2023 · 2 min

Pitches Separate Concerns For Smoother Cross-level Coordination

Shape Up’s Pitches reduce the distance between managers and implementers while actually giving both sides more control over what’s most important to them.

August 10, 2023 · 7 min

Kinds of Concreteness in Work Specification

Shape up suggests too much concreteness is harmful in work specifications. I think the issue may be kind, not degree, of concreteness.

August 10, 2023 · 5 min

Hill Charts

Basecamp created hill charts as a novel way to view project progress and outstanding risk. The goal is to give managers a feel for progress without having to ask about it.

August 11, 2023 · 2 min

Appetite - Flipping the estimation game

Appetite, how hungry you are. Now repurposed as a useful project management term.

August 9, 2023 · 2 min