The Scroll Add-ons for Atlassian Confluence power painless content collaboration, and in many organizations that means taking the DocOps approach for technical communication. Check out some fresh news on how several companies are using Scroll Add-ons to do their documentation the agile way.
What better company to walk the DocOps talk than the one that invented the concept? The team at CA coined the term 'DocOps', and their new documentation platform is the paradigm example – see it live here. It’s big, it’s state-of-the-art, and it’s powered by Confluence and Scroll Viewport.
The Write the Docs NA 2016 technical documentation conference wrapped up late last month. The final talk of the event was "Atlassian: My Information Experience Adventure" by Daniel Stevens (view it here). Daniel's talk described how the Atlassian tech writing team redefined itself and moved from QA to become part of the design team to present an over-arching information experience. Part of the process was to redesign their Confluence-housed docs pages, and they used Scroll Viewport to bring the changes to life. Writer Sarah Maddox put together a fantastic recap of the talk here on her blog.
And while we're talking about Atlassian's approach to tech writing, I just returned from my guest speaking tour of Atlassian User Groups in the United States, with my talk "How Atlassian Does Docs". Take a look at the slide deck here.
Agile Docs in Austin
Mary Connor, technical writer at Austin Texas-based Caringo, recently gave her talk "DocOps: Documentation at the Speed of Agile" at a Write the Docs meetup (slideshow here). Her presentation included a primer on agile documentation in general, a look at DocOps in particular, and a guide to building a successful DocOps approach. Scroll Add-ons for Confluence are key ingredients in her recipe for successfully rebooting your documentation into DocOps mode. At the Keep Austin Agile 2016 conference, SolutionsIQ's Howard Sublett interviewed Mary Connor on the subject of her talk. You can read the wrap-up and watch the interview on the SolutionsIQ blog.