As a manager, I’m always on the lookout for better tools to help increase my productivity. I tend to be a visual person, and like to draw diagrams for everything. When I came across Roadmap Planner from Keepsolid, it seemed like a simple tool that would allow be to quickly throw plans together. Here are my first impressions with the tool:
In Part 1 of this series, titled “How I converted my entire company over to Confluence, and lived happily ever after”, I described how I converted my entire company over to using Confluence, and saw huge gains in communication. This was meant to be more of a general how-to article on migrating your company over to a new tool, rather than provide any info on the tool itself.
In this article, I’d like to go into more depth on how we’re actually using Confluence in my company. I’ll also list the plugins that we are currently using.
Note: I am not endorsing or advertising any specific tool in this article. It’s merely meant to share my tips from rolling out a new tool across a company.
I couldn’t believe it.
On my first day on the job I asked “so, where’s the wiki?” The answer was this horribly outdated wiki system which shall remain unnamed. The most recent article in it was a couple months old.
After just coming from a company that was tool happy (see this article for just a small subset of monitoring tools alone), I was shocked that this promising startup was so clueless when it came to their intranet and communication systems. I was used to using tools from Atlassian like Confluence, Jira, and HipChat.