Joyfully helps product development teams create a streamlined organisational structure, form a product strategy, and deliver meaningful chunks of work.
If you are struggling to get aligned around building the right thing, and your current way of working doesn’t feel effective, then Joyfully provides a thought provoking alternative to Agile Scrum, Shape Up and other methodologies.
"We love the Joyous approach! We’ve adopted and adapted many aspects of their way of working and it’s already proven to be super valuable. By expanding my role from product designer to ‘full-stack product’ I now have a deeper understanding of our customers, product and the business, which has helped shape our product for the better."
Ruth Hocking, Senior Product Manager, Runn.io
"Joyfully is a very thoughtful, creative approach to designing a product/engineering culture. Recommended reading for any small product/engineering team seeking to improve their development practice and culture. Whether or not the details of this methodology are right for you, Joyfully will inspire you to be more thoughtful and intentional in your own team practice."
Jeremy Ginsberg, CTO In Residence, Movac
Joyfully is divided into three major parts:
• Strategy and alignment
• Relationships and team structure
• Our process for defining, designing and building features
Joyfully is not perfect, nor finished, but it is working well for us. Where we have ended up is quite different from other ways of working.
Our hope is that you might include parts of what we do as you shape your own way of working. We want more product teams to codify and share their ways of working. Not only will this benefit your own team, but others too.
Ruby Kolesky, and Kevin Norris
Kevin Norris and Ruby Kolesky give an overview of Joyfully for founders on this recorded webinar from T3.
Hear from Ruby Kolesky and Chris Holdaway, co-creators of a new way of working for product folks, called Full Stack Product.
Join the Joyous team on the Joyfully workspace on Slack if you'd like to chat to us, we’d love to see you there.
If you are struggling to get aligned around building the right thing, and your current way of working doesn’t feel effective, then catch the discussion from Agile Auckland with Ruby Kolesky and Kevin Norris talking about Joyfully.
Ruby Kolesky talks to Ben Rose about Joyfully and how we work at Joyous. Including our approach to strategic alignment, our organisational structure, learning and growth, partnering with customers, and more.
Over the last year, we have come up with our own way of working at Joyous. We call it working Joyfully.
In this chapter we clarify why you need a product strategy, and walk you through the 10 steps we took to form one.
This chapter of Joyfully describes how we achieve 100% alignment between our senior leaders using both positive and negative roadmaps.
At Joyous, all engineers are part of a single team. With Unified Engineering we achieve our goals with a smaller and more efficient team.
At Joyous people learn more, faster, than they could elsewhere. Three key factors enable this: collective leadership, partnerships, and roles with broad capabilities.
A strong bond and mutual trust between product and engineering teams is rare. Combine this with strong competency and a good product strategy - and you have a recipe for success.
Using our full stack product approach we combine nine roles from product, design and customer care into one person.
We developed the concept of Crews to maintain efficiency with more engineers. Crews are designed to maintain the benefits of unified engineering while scaling.
Developing Joyfully is an on-going and organic process. The process we describe here is the process we follow most often.
Learn about our design tools, design system and how we structure our design projects and files in Figma.
We invite the entire organisation to join us for a one hour decision making meeting.
The purpose of Joy Mapping is to achieve clarity and alignment on what the crew will build.
Taking a collaborative approach to solving these problems has huge positive outcomes.