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Welcome to aSPIRE!
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aSPIRE - *A*dvanced *S*oftware *P*rocess *I*mprovement *Re*pository - is
a knowledge base of software development practices and recommendations
derived from empirical research carried out at Lero, the Irish Software
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## Aspire

aSPIRE - *A*dvanced *S*oftware *P*rocess *I*mprovement *Re*pository -
is a demonstrator project of Lero, the Irish Software
Engineering Research Centre.
  
  
## Lero Research Projects {#projects}

Components
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Aspire aims to showcase the empirical software engineering research
carried out at Lero, by researchers in four Lero projects: 

aSPIRE comprises three components:
* [ALPS](http://www.lero.ie/project/alps) Agile and Lean Project
  Management and Scaling.
* [OPS](http://www.lero.ie/project/ops) Open Software Engineering. 
* [PAISEAN](http://www.lero.ie/project/paisean0) Plan-driven, Agile,
  Inner-Source Environment Analysis Network.
* [SPRTMDRC](http://www.lero.ie/project/sprtmdrc0) Software Processes
  and Roadmaps for Medical Device Regulatory Compliance.

-   The aSPIRE Knowledge Base, for which this page is the entry point;
-   The [aSPIRE Advisor](advisor/consult.html), that derives relevant
    recommendations from the Knowledge Base to address specific
    situations;
-   The [aSPIRE Simulator](simulator), that can show how the
    recommendations and practices in the aSPIRE Knowledge Base would
    affect a hypothetical or actual real-world development effort.
## Components {#components}

Lero Research Projects
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aSPIRE comprises three components:

Lero has research projects investigating a wide range of issues and
domains related to software development, including [Agile methods](),
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* The [aSPIRE Wiki](index), for which this page is the entry point;
* The [aSPIRE Advisor](App/Consult), that derives relevant
  recommendations from the wiki's pattern library to address specific software
  development project situations;
* The [aSPIRE Process Generator](App/PMLCheck), that creates process roadmaps from
  selected recommendations.

-   [ALPS](http://www.lero.ie/project/alps) Agile and Lean Project
    Management and Scaling.
-   [OPS](http://www.lero.ie/project/ops) Open Software Engineering.
-   [PAISEAN](http://www.lero.ie/project/paisean0) Plan-driven, Agile,
    Inner-Source Environment Analysis Network.
-   [SPRTMDRC](http://www.lero.ie/project/sprtmdrc0) Software Processes
    and Roadmaps for Medical Device Regulatory Compliance
## Links

Aspire Workshop
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* aSPIRE [concept of operations](Aspire_conops)
* CSET review rehearsal [demo video](aspire_demo.mp4).
* [Demo scenario](Demo_scenario).

Will take place June 16-17 at the Lero on the UL campus.  Agenda and
other info [here.](http://AspireWorkshop)
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