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May 12, 2020

In Shape Up, Ryan Singer shares the methodology that he and his colleagues at Basecamp use to 'ship work that matters'. The book presents itself as a guide for software developers, but what lessons does it hold for L&D?  

On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by Owen, Nicola and Ross G for the third in our series of bimonthly 'book club' episodes. We discuss: 

  • our general impressions of the book
  • the differences between Basecamp's approach and other product development methodologies
  • key takeaways for L&D

Show notes

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