Anyone Using Confluence?
We are in the process of implementing Confluence within our IT department. I was curious, outside of the obvious uses like document/file sharing, has anyone else implemented any unique uses of Confluence within the QA teams? I'm looking for ideas to streamline communication and knowledge sharing that is simple for our team members to access and contribute to.
For the most part it's a documenting platform.
Originally Posted by BLEdson72
Some good things you do with Confluence and other CMS tools with user access tie-ins are..
* Use it for documenting an approval process. For example, you can use their decision tree template to weight your options. Great for doing cross team decisions.
* I've seen it use as impromptu bug reports. During rapid development such as prototyping phase, it's too time consuming to document each bug. Easier to write it down on a shared checklist, and tag the developers involved and at the end of the day, file the bugs.
* Use it to manage requirements. It is very integrated /w Jira so you can tag documents with Jira issues and use confluence as a central living documentation while the tasks to implement it are broken down into separate jira tickets.
* Use it as a dashboard. Confluence also integrates /w bamboo, so you can use Confluence to create a visual dashboard to business folks who might not know how to use Bamboo or other engineering systems. In past companies, I've implemented quality dashboards by embedding iframes into a confluence document to display reports from TCM systems and Jenkins to give a high level quality overview and testing status.
Personally I like MediaWiki (the platform behind wikipedia) better. However, Confluence has been easier to adopt as many organizations are using Jira already.
Thanks! Great ideas to ponder!