Software Process Research Group

The Software Process Research Group performs empirical research on highly relevant software engineering topics in close collaboration with our large network of industrial and academic partners. We conduct our research to the highest academic standards, publishing in top software engineering journals. Equally important to us is practical relevance – we want to work on solving real-world problems are important to the software industry.

Research Topics

We are interested in several topics related to software processes. Our current topics of interest include the following:

  • Global software engineering
  • Large-scale agile and lean software development approaches
  • Software quality assurance and testing
  • Exploratory software testing
  • Software metrics and measurement


We do research in close collaboration with selected industry partners. Our current and past partners include:

  • Ericsson
  • F-Secure
  • Napa
  • Nokia
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Steeri
  • Tekla
  • TeliaSonera
  • Tieto
  • Vaisala

In addition to research collaboration, SPRG offers evidence-based training, coaching and facilitation for a sober fee. Contact us to learn more!


SPRG is also proudly the home of the Agilefant tool for product backlog management

For further information, please contact Prof. Casper Lassenius.

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