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Welcome to aSPIRE!

aSPIRE - Advanced Software Process Improvement Repository - is a knowledge base of software development practices and recommendations derived from empirical research carried out at Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.


aSPIRE comprises three components:

  • The aSPIRE Knowledge Base, for which this page is the entry point;
  • The aSPIRE Advisor, that derives relevant recommendations from the Knowledge Base to address specific situations;
  • The aSPIRE Simulator, that can show how the recommendations and practices in the aSPIRE Knowledge Base would affect a hypothetical or actual real-world development effort.

Lero Research Projects

Lero has research projects investigating a wide range of issues and domains related to software development, including Agile methods, …

  • 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

Aspire Workshop

Will take place June 16-17 at the Lero on the UL campus.  Agenda and other info here.