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categories: FeatureGroup Aspire
title: Aspire
project: Aspire
summary: Aspire is the Advanced Software Process Improvement Repository


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 Engineering Research Centre.

## Components

aSPIRE comprises three components:

* The aSPIRE Knowledge Base, for which this page is the entry point;
* The [aSPIRE Advisor](Consult), that derives relevant
  recommendations from the Knowledge Base to address specific
* 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.
* The Aspire Process Generator, that creates process roadmaps from
  selected recommendations.

## Lero Research Projects

Lero has research projects investigating a wide range of issues and
domains related to software development, including [Agile methods](),
domains related to software development:

* [ALPS]( Agile and Lean Project
  Management and Scaling.
* [OPS]( Open Software Engineering. 
* [PAISEAN]( Plan-driven, Agile,
  Inner-Source Environment Analysis Network.
* [SPRTMDRC]( Software Processes
  and Roadmaps for Medical Device Regulatory Compliance.

[Overview presentation](Athlone_intro)

[Demo scenario](Demo_scenario)

<a class="aspire-sound" href="/snd/fanfare.wav">announce</a><br/>
<a class="aspire-sound" href="/snd/intro.wav">play</a>