Communities of Practice

Organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or business domain. They collaborate regularly to share information, improe their skills, and work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain.

Culture built around networking, personal relationships, shared knowledge, common skills, and voluntary participation.

Three properties needed for a Communities of Practice

An area of shared interest
A shared body of knowledge, experiences, and techniques
A self-selected group of individuals who care enough about the topic to participate in regular interactions