CMS or CCMS using Confluence

Straight out of the box, Confluence works as a Content Management System (CMS), but maybe not as a Component Content Management System (CCMS). Anyway, let’s gloss over the semantics and just say that with some creative use of the various Label macros and templates, you can create a serviceable (C)CMS that costs you nothing extra …

Microsoft Teams as a management system option

I’ve been trying out Microsoft Teams. Whilst primarily a real time collaboration and communication tool, it offers a lot in terms of creating lightweight management system solutions. I think this, because, alongside the communication function, you can add tabs that bring in other capabilities. These tabs include a simple wiki within Teams itself, or connections …

Over-engineering a management system – ‘mistakes’ I’ve made

So you are developing a management system for a new certification? It offers lots of opportunity, including the opportunity to over-engineer. In this, I include two things: Going way beyond the requirements of the standard. In particular, if you are targeting ISO 9001:2015, it’s not that hard to meet the standard. In many ways, you …