charting enterprise application complexity

Confluence Knowledge Visualization and Management

Introduction

Enterprise wiki's, such as Atlassian's Confluence, are becoming an ever more popular method to capture and manage an organization's knowledge capital. While the flexibility of a wiki allows pages to be added quickly, seeing and maintaining structure can be difficult, especially over time. This Confluence-plugin for ComplexityMap aims to address this challenge by offering visualization of structure and the possibility to refactor/restructure pages.



This tool builds on ideas that were earlier presented at: http://refactorwiki.sourceforge.net

Features

The Confluence-toolset for ComplexityMap currently offers these features:
  • visualization of all confluence spaces in a treemap
  • visualization of all pages with a particular space in a treemap
  • renaming/refactoring of a page from the ComplexityMap-context menu (via right-clicking)
The following features are under consideration:
  • determining the size of the page node by the size of the page
  • changing the node's color based on relevance, quality or other attributes
  • optimization of the queries to the Confluence webservice-API
Don't hesitate in case you have any suggestions.

Example

The following visualization was created by querying Confluence's CLOVER-space.