To get the most of Maven you properly want to use features like the site and deploy plug-ins. Here you can build modules of a project and upload them so other just can use them. With the site plug-in you can easily make documentation from your javadoc and the information from the Maven structure is automatically included as the core structure in the website.
Maven 2 general plug-ins links
- mvn site:stage -DstagingDirectory=C:\site
- mvn site-deploy