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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 37. Reading Circle

The Reading Circle practice is a regular meeting used to discuss, analyze, and learn from a written work and apply it to improve the team’s performance. Typically, one chapter is reviewed at a time and related directly to the software project each meeting.

Business Value

A Reading Circle is a supporting practice to help successfully execute, enhance, or adopt an Agile practice. Therefore, like all supporting practices, it enhances the business value of the practice(s) it supports.

For example, the developers may meet every two weeks to go through Working Effectively with Legacy Code so they are aware of the different techniques that can be used to add tests to an existing code base. Or all team members may read FIT for ...

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