About Shape Up

Shape Up is how Basecamp does product development. You can see it as a fully-fledged project management framework, and as a toolbox full of techniques to help teams who struggle to ship from which you can pick and choose.

The book "Shape Up" was written by Ryan Singer, Basecamp's Head of Product Strategy, and released in the Summer of 2019. Since then, many teams across the globe have started adopting this way of working. Some as a whole. Others by tweaking it to their context.

Learn more

If you're interested to learn more, read the book, join the Shape Up forum or attend a Shape Up Practitioners meetup.

Read the book

Shape Up is available to read online, in PDF and print. Head over to Basecamp's official website to start reading.

Read the book

Join the forum

There's a very active community in the official Shape Up forum. Here, early adopters share their tips and tricks.

Visit the forum

Go to a meetup

David hosts an online meetup where Shape Up practitioners share in-depth case studies. You can view meetup recordings YouTube.

Join the meetup group