Decisions Blueprint

The Decisions blueprint helps you make decisions and record the outcomes with your team.

The first time you use the Decisions blueprint in a space, Confluence will create an index page and add a shortcut on your space sidebar (if you're using the default theme). The index acts as your Decision Register and lists all the decisions in that space.

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If you want to quickly create a blank page, hit the Create button in the header; if you want to create a page from a template, hit the Create from template button.

To create a decision page:

  1. Choose Create from template  in the Confluence header
  2. Select Decision and hit Next
  3. Enter information about the decision and relevant stakeholders (the blueprint will prompt you) and hit Create

Once you save your first decision page, Confluence will create a decision register page for the space you're in, and add a shortcut to it in the space's sidebar.

Screenshot: Decision Register showing a series of Decision pages

Screenshot: Editing a Decision page

The Decisions blueprint uses these Confluence features:

  • Page Properties and Page Properties Report macro - content that you enter within the page properties macro can appear on the index page.
  • Mentions - add a user as a stakeholder, owner or @mention them on the page and they will be notified in their workbox.
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For an example of the Decisions Blueprint, and some other great page elements, check out: How to make better decisions as a development team.

Customising this blueprint

You can customise the templates that are used by the Decisions blueprint - see Customising the blueprint templates. For example, you might choose to edit the decisions index page in a space to change the columns displayed by the Page Properties Report macro.

You can also edit the page template to add headings or instructional text to the background section, or even add rows to the Page Properties macro. For example, a row for the date the decision was made.

See Instructional text to find out more about using instructional text in templates. 

Last modified on Dec 2, 2015

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