The Menlo Way™ is defined by JOY through the following practices:

  • pairing; no one works alone
  • High-Tech Anthropology®
  • open and collaborative workspace
  • high speed voice technology™
  • daily stand up
  • 40 hour work weeks
  • pets and babies at work
  • making mistakes faster
  • doing the simplest thing that could possibly work
  • origami project management
  • work authorization boards; storycards, yarn, and stickers
  • estimation without fear
  • integrated quality advocacy
  • test-driven development