One thing we've learned from talking to and observing how thousands of different teams work is that 💡 different audiences have different needs when it comes to communicating about work.
Someone highly dependent on a project may want the details of what happened last week, whereas someone further from the work may want to understand how it fits in relation to other projects in the same space.
To deliver the right granularity of information, Atlas has different ways of grouping work so that it can be more contextual to each audience. One way to do this is through tagging with topics to curate work. Here’s what you’ll unlock through the power of topics.
View work, knowledge, updates, and teams by topic
Every topic in Atlas has its own homepage where you can see what work is happening, who’s working on it, what knowledge they’ve gathered, and how it’s all going.
It all starts from the Topic directory, where you can browse all topics in your workspace. Alternatively, you can click through any topic added to a project, goal, help link, or question.
How to create a topic
When you tag a project, goal, question, or help link in Atlas a topic is created its homepage is automatically generated, aggregating all relevant work, knowledge, and team that have been tagged with that topic.
Exploring a topic
Projects and goals
Projects and goals show an overview of the work happening within a topic and how it’s tracking, so you can quickly dig into whatever needs attention.
Help and knowledge
Help and knowledge curates learnings from projects, help links, and questions about a topic making it easier to share and consume knowledge built up across the organization.
The updates tab shows updates for all the projects and goals tagged with this topic, so you can catch up and celebrate progress.
People & teams
People and teams who contribute the most to projects and goals tagged with a topic are highlighted on the right panel, to celebrate their expertise but also provide a community of relevant experts to speak to.
Follow topics you’re interested in
What happens once you’ve followed a topic? You’ll now receive updates from any projects and goals, help, or knowledge tagged with that topic. You’ll also be able to quickly access the topic feed from your Home screen. Learn more here.
How do I manage and curate topics in my workspace?
Add topics by tagging projects, goals, questions, and help links in Atlas. Once a topic has been created, any Atlas user can contribute to the knowledge in a topic by creating help links, asking questions, or tagging projects and goals with that topic. Topic names cannot be edited at this stage.
What's the difference between the topic homepage and the topic feed in Atlas?
When you follow a topic in Atlas, you’ll see a feed for that topic in the left-hand sidebar in your Atlas
Home. This feed will show the latest updates from projects and goals that have been tagged with that topic. Think of the topic feed as a way to quickly filter your
All updates feed.
A topic’s homepage, accessible from the topics directory, aggregates all projects and goals and their updates, help and knowledge, and people. To view a topic’s homepage, just click a tag anywhere in Atlas or find the topic via the topics directory.