15. May 2023 EEA s.r.o.

How Confluence can help you manage your product development process

See how Confluence can optimize team communication, speed up product delivery, and help you manage your product development process from conception to completion.

Product development is a challenging process that calls for strong teamwork and communication. Every step of this process, from inspiration to launch, requires careful planning, execution, and oversight to achieve success.

Confluence, an Atlassian collaboration platform, can be a useful tool for teams to manage their development process. Today, we’ll take a look at how Confluence can improve team communication, speed up product delivery, and support you in managing your product development.

Stage 1: Ideation

At the beginning of every great product is a good idea. In this phase, initial ideas and concepts are generated and evaluated in order to refine them before moving on to the next phase. Confluence offers a space for team members to discuss and iteratively improve concepts.

Create a central repository for all your ideas using Confluence to easily track development progress and make sure that everyone is on the same page. This is achieved by creating a new Space for your product. Confluence’s user-friendly design makes it easy to create pages, share documents, post comments and feedback. You can even add comments in different places depending on the type of feedback. All of this will be neatly organized within your product space. By setting permissions for your space, you can be sure that only members of your team will be able to add content.

Inline comments in Confluence for targeted feedback. Source: Confluence support

Stage 2: Planning

Planning can begin when you are sure of what you want to build. With Confluence, you can develop a detailed project plan with a timeline, budget, and resources. Confluence in combination with Jira allows you to delegate tasks to team members and monitor project progress. Because Confluence can be natively integrated with Jira, it’s easy to track issues and assign tasks. This integration helps prevent delays and misunderstandings.

Confluence also offers a number of great, easy-to-use templates to help you be more productive at every stage of development. Take, for example, the Product requirements template, which will give you a head start on planning for essential requirements.

Confluence offers product requirements template

Confluence offers product requirements template

Stage 3: Execution

Now that you have a good strategy in place, it’s time to start building the product. In Confluence, you can maintain documentation that can help you manage the implementation phase. You can not only create technical documentation, design requirements, and project updates, but you can also share them instantly.

All changes are tracked and recorded using version control and audit trail features, providing a comprehensive history of project development. This ensures that everyone is working on the latest version of the project, and makes it easy to discover and fix any issues.

Confluence version control

Confluence version control makes it easy to compare and restore any past page version.

Stage 4: Launch

When you launch, all your hard work will be rewarded. Now it’s time to create a product launch strategy and track its success.

Confluence’s analytics and reporting tools give you instant access to information about how your product is performing, allowing you to make informed decisions about future updates and enhancements. As a result, you can be confident that your product will continue to meet consumer demand and outperform your competitors.


Although overseeing product development can be challenging, Confluence makes it easier than ever. It enables teams to work more productively from inspiration to deployment.

By managing your product using Confluence, you can ensure everyone is working towards the same goal. Confluence helps you move forward with development no matter how big or small your business is.

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