You have knowledge and ideas that is worth sharing. And you know other people with information that is worth sharing. So here are two challenges for you.
First, and easiest, write us an article. We’ll work with you to get it in shape for the Atlas, and you get a nice little author page where you can link back to your own site if you wish. We can work with original material, or with reworked material to which you own the copyright. Let your learning and experience help all the others who are coming along beside and behind you.
For extra credit, become an editor, or as we like to think of it, a “shepherd”. Reach out to your friends and colleagues, and help them produce articles for the Atlas. Again, you can begin by working with us to get a sense of what’s needed. Mechanically, it isn’t much. You’ll need to coach and cajole your authors, and perhaps offer them a coffee or a donut.
Either way, this is your opportunity to help people along the road of continuous improvement. Please send inquiries directly to the curators: ronjeffries(at)acm(dot)org and chet(at)hendricksonxp(dot>com. You may also use our contact page, but direct contact works faster. Thanks!
We welcome articles on all aspects of Scrum and related topics such as Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and so on. Practical articles are more valuable to our readers than theoretical ones, so please give us the benefit of your actual experiences.
It's usually best to send us a draft of your proposed article, so that we can do the best job of assessing how it fits in to the Atlas, and advising you on shaping it. You may also send an outline or a precis if you wish, but with a bit more to work with, we can serve you and our readers better. That said, don't feel that you have to get the article fully polished before inquiring. (Of course, if you have a fully polished article we'll be happy to see it!)
The site has a very simple style and very limited formatting ability. We allow a few simple header levels, unnumbered and numbered lists, and images. Check existing articles to see what things look like.
Because the site's formatting power is simple, we much prefer receiving articles in MarkDown or in plain text. We can deal with Word or Pages, but it requires our staff to extract all the text and reformat everything, which delays publication of your article. And, for the truly brave among you, we can set you up so that you can edit your own article on the site.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please get in touch!