Agile practitioners circles are small groups of like-minded peers (scrum master, product owner, developer). Each circle is facilitated by an agile coach.
The discussions are usually about agile frameworks, scrum, and high-level topics. The circles are more intimate. Because you gather monthly and the sessions are facilitated, you build trust. This enables circles to address real problems and openly discuss pain points.
Each circle consists of 3 – 9 people with a dedicated coach. In your circle, there will be only people from other organizations. This enables you to share the specific challenges you face in your role and hear how others have solved them.
Circles are based upon agile values and principles:
Respect: what you share in your circle, stays in that circle. We create a safe environment to discuss the things that really matter to you.
Openness: we share what’s in our hearts and minds.
Focus: we timebox our meetings. The coach is a great facilitator. We speak from experience instead of giving advice. (Gestalt)
Self Organisation: the circle members self-organize. It’s valuable to start with a planning, work in focused time boxes and do a retrospective.
The program has recently started and is (initially) free of charge. Our community is self-organized. Join Your Peers & Learn Together!