Joyfully - Why We Wrote a Book About Our Way of Working!

Ruby Kolesky & Kevin Norris
Ruby Kolesky & Kevin Norris | July 20, 2021
Joyfully - Why We Wrote a Book About Our Way of Working!

Over the last year, we have come up with our own way of working. We didn't set out to come up with something different. There simply wasn't an existing way of working that felt good to us.

Joyous is an open feedback solution for large agile enterprises. We are a venture funded software company - headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. Our product and engineering team consists of around 20 people.

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.

So, we decided to write a book about it!

Joyfully is divided into three major parts:

  • Strategy and alignment
  • Relationships and team structure
  • Our process for defining, designing and building features

Writing the book has hugely improved and clarified for us how we work, and why we work this way. It has aligned our own team, and will help new team members know what to expect.

We are not yet done. In fact we are quite sure we never will be. We will continue to be open, experiment and refine our way of working as we grow and scale.

In the meantime, please download the book and read it! Our hope is that you might include parts of what we do as you shape your own way of working.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!