With Atlassian Confluence, we create and share using a rich content editor hosted in a web browser, architecture documents. We can olso write a several kind of information like project plans, or meeting notes.
The content is organized arround spaces et pages, witch include differents kind of support (text, graphics, etc.). Everybody can contribute by writing a inline comment about a file or page or asking for more details about a subject.
The hierarchical structure of pages keep the infrormation organized as well as accessible.
This tool help us to centralize informations witch was lost in several places (shared folders, emails, document bases, etc.)
We created spaces didecated to applications, and for each project we created a new version. We reuse or update existing artfacts or create a new ones if it is necessary. Differents teams can share and paricipate on the inline works.
When the current version is finalized, it becomes official, and it is visible to everyone.
If you want to complete this tool with other compatible adding from confluence marketplace, you must be care about your choice.
Backtracking may be impossible or very difficult. Some adding are not free and some are better than others.
Without confluence, versioning of architectural documents was difficult. The reuse of the artifacts was manual, and the sharing was not satisfactory. Now information is organized, shared and collaboration is effective.