Software Innovation


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Thorough understanding of computer science principles that were presented in the previous semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this context, software innovation implies the wide definition of innovation related to software development. Emphasis is on innovation, products and processes but also leadership of innovative work and personal and organizational prerequisites for innovation are included in the course.

Learning objectives


Software innovation theory:

  • central theories about innovation and innovation processes
  • personal and organizational conditions for innovation
  • theories of software innovation

Innovation methods:

  • general methods and techniques to support innovation
  • specific methods and techniques for software innovation

Innovation practice:

  • experience with methods and techniques in creative and innovative processes
  • assessment of strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques for creative and innovative processes for software development


  • able to explain theories accurately using professional concepts
  • able to explain approaches to selection and management of innovative processes in software development
  • able to discuss personal and organizational prerequisites for software innovation
  • use own experience to explain and discuss tools and techniques supporting software innovation


  • be able to assess the innovative potential of a software product or software-supported process.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours



Name of examSoftware Innovation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSoftwareinnovation
Module codeDSNDATFK205
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design