One of the most frustrating things I had found working with confluence, is that it treats everything as copy. Valuable information is hidden away and has to be manually entered. As a project manager, I write a lot of Statements of Work and Change Requests and up until now, getting a clear idea of the total value of them was something of an issue.

I did some research, and will be looking into a long term solution with the Reporting and Scaffolding plugins, but out of the box Confluence has a very powerful pair of macros that are very often ovelooked.

A lot of what defines a good project manager is experience. It is almost necessary to have a certain world-weary cynicism which ensures you think about what would happen if the glass wasn't just half empty, but broken and used as a weapon in a pub brawl...