Joyfully: the Joyous way of working

Joyfully helps product development teams align to create a streamlined organizational structure, form a product strategy, and deliver meaningful chunks of work. It provides a thought provoking alternative to Agile Scrum, Shape Up and other methodologies.
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The major parts of Joyfully

Joyfully is divided into three major parts:
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


“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,

“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
April 14 2022

Kevin Norris and Ruby Kolesky give an overview of Joyfully for founders on this recorded webinar from T3.

March 9 2022

Hear from Ruby Kolesky and Chris Holdaway, co-creators of a new way of working for product folks, called Full Stack Product.

February 23 2022

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.

April 28 2022

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.

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!

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