Software Processes and Knowledge

  • Nielsen, Peter Axel (Projektkoordinator)
  • Aaen, Ivan (Projektdeltager)
  • Rose, Jeremy (Projektdeltager)
  • Pedersen, Keld (Projektdeltager)
  • Tjørnehøj, Gitte (Projektdeltager)
  • Copenhagen, IT University (Projektdeltager)
  • School, Copenhagen Business (Projektdeltager)
  • Ngwenyama, Ojelanki (Projektdeltager)



The Software Processes and Knowledge project started November 2002 and ran for a little more than 3 years until January 2006. The project was a national effort comprising all Danish SPI researchers. More than 10 researchers from 3 universities and 3 software organisations collaborated in the project. The total budget was DKK 16 million where a significant part was sponsored by the participating software organisations (Rovsing Space A/S, Logimatic Software A/S, Systematic Software Engineering A/S). Key research questions were addressed: What roles do competence and knowledge play in software process improvement (SPI)? In particular, how can understanding and modelling of knowledge processes, process knowledge, exemplary knowledge, and experience support SPI in practice? The collaboration with the software organisations have resulted in improvements in the 3 software organisations. The documented improvements and experiences will be disseminated to the Danish software industry during 2006. The project was managed by the Systems Development group and Ivan Aaen, Peter Axel Nielsen, Keld Pedersen, Jeremy Rose, and Gitte Tjørnehøj from the group participated actively in the project. The project extended research collaboration with Ojelanki Ngwenyama (Ryerson University), Jan Pries-Heje and Thomas Elisberg (Copenhagen IT University), and Bo Hansen, Karl Kautz, and Jacob Nørbjerg (Copenhagen Business School).
Effektiv start/slut dato01/11/200231/01/2006


  • Rovsing Space A/S
  • Systematic Software Engineering A/S
  • Logimatic Software A/S
  • Danish National Centre for IT Research