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Ignition Guide to Creating Agile Communities of Practice

Published: 13 September 2017

ID: G00346035

Analyst(s): Applications Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you to set up an Agile Community of Practice (CoP) aligned with organizational and delivery team needs, foster collaboration and knowledge transfer among CoP members, and sustain ongoing CoP participation and engagement.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Create Agile CoP(s)

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Identify the Purpose and Structure of the CoP


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Define the CoP Agenda and Collaboration Methods


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Drive Ongoing CoP Participation and Engagement


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Health of the CoPs

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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