Please join me there if you’re interested.
Here is the note explaining the shift:
In 2020, I am looking to write about cross-functional product development more regularly and intentionally. In the past, I have struggled with the following:
Being short on time — and looking for immediate gratification — my habit has been to publish whenever/wherever, and just hope people will notice. I was reviewing Twitter recently and noticed halfway decent threads posted at 2AM while I waited for Julian (my son) to wake up and feed. This is worrisome on a couple levels: 1) I should be sleeping, and 2) I’m probably missing people I’d like to share and collaborate with. …
These notes are based off of the v 1.7, 2019 edition of Shape Up. They may introduce new versions at which point the page numbers will not line up.
I wrote this after having a number of people ask me about Shape Up. It is in bullet and notes form. Basecamp is doing something right, because this has come up in conversation multiple times.
Apologies for slowing down my writing output! I’ve been busy the last couple months co-writing, editing, and producing a book on the North Star Framework for Amplitude Analytics (my day job). Luckily the book heavily overlaps most of my interests, and I was even able to include some prior drawings and explainer videos. I wouldn’t say it is the penultimate “John Book”, but it was a huge learning experience and I loved working with a team on something (not to mention a big group of 50+ reviewers).
What is the North Star Framework? Nothing groundbreaking…but surprisingly effective (especially at triggering the right conversations). …