The Art of Software Innovation

Eight Practice Areas to Inspire your Business

  • Minna Pikkarainen
  • Wim Codenie
  • Nick Boucart
  • José Antonio Heredia Alvaro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Wim Codenie, Minna Pikkarainen, Nick Boucart, Jeroen Deleu
    Pages 1-18
  3. Minna Pikkarainen, Wim Codenie, Nick Boucart, José Antonio Heredia Alvaro
    Pages 19-122
  4. Minna Pikkarainen, Wim Codenie, Nick Boucart, José Antonio Heredia Alvaro
    Pages 123-192
  5. Minna Pikkarainen, Wim Codenie, Nick Boucart
    Pages 193-194
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


Imagine that you are the CEO of a software company. You know you compete in an environment that does not permit you to treat innovation as a secondary issue. But how should you manage your software innovation to get the most out of it?

This book will provide you with the answer.

Software innovation is multifaceted and the approaches used by companies can be very different. The team of authors that wrote this book took the assumption that there is no such thing as a universal software engineering process or innovation process. Some things work well for a certain company, others do not. The book is organized around what the authors call eight fundamental practice areas for innovation with software. Each practice area contains a number of activities that can help companies to master that practice area. It also contains industrial experience reports that illustrate the applicability of these practice areas in software companies and is structured in such a way that you can select and read only those practice areas that are relevant to your company.

The book is written with an industrial target audience in mind. Its most important goal is to challenge companies by offering them a framework to become more innovation-driven, rather than engineering-driven. Intrigued? Here you will find details of what you and your company can do to understand, implement, and sustain continuous innovation.


Innovation Management SinnoBok Software Development Software Lifecycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Minna Pikkarainen
    • 1
  • Wim Codenie
    • 2
  • Nick Boucart
    • 3
  • José Antonio Heredia Alvaro
    • 4
  1. 1.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOuluFinland
  2. 2., Diamant BuildingSirrisBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3., Diamant BuildingSirrisBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas IUniversitat Jaume ICastelló de la PlanaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21048-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21049-5
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