I am happy to reveal a side-project that I’ve been working on with a friend since August last year:
Shapers & Builders – A job board for companies using Shape Up
In Summer 2020, we wished for something like this to exist. Our company had just gone bust in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we were looking for new opportunities. Our team at store2be had been using Shape Up in place of a broken Scrumban development process since early 2019, and the results were amazing.
Before Shape Up, things were a mess. We would routinely run over our estimations and beat ourselves up about shipping late – again! Product managers were always so busy with keeping the team busy that they had no time to think strategically. Everything was done with haste.
With Shape Up, everything changed. The team settled into a predictable 6-week-rhythm of shipping high-impact projects. PMs had time to think. Engineers and designers were empowered to make more impactful decisions. And the leadership team really felt “at the wheel” of our products for the first time in forever.
With this community right here as proof, there’s now a growing number of companies putting Shape Up into practice – and an undeniable interest in Shape Up within the technology community at large. I believe that these companies will be in a position to attract employees who care deeply about doing meaningful and impactful work – in calm, humane ways.
Here’s what we would like to invite you to do today:
If you’re looking for new opportunities, subscribe for updates within those categories that interest you.
And if you are a company that’s hiring and you’d like to be part of the launch, please reach out either through a DM here or via email@example.com.
Excited to be releasing this into the world today, and can’t wait to hear what you all have to say!
David & Alex