A circle is an equivalent, self-governing, and semi-autonomous group of people collaborating to account for a domain.

A circle:

  • may be permanent or temporary
  • may be self-organizing
  • is accountable for its own development and its body of agreements

  • semi-autonomous
    • a circle acts within the constraints of their domain
    • each circle can create value autonomously
  • self-governing:
    • a circle continuously decides what to do to account for their domain, and sets constraints on how and when things will be done.