Software Innovation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to knowledge obtained in the 3rd and 4th semesters of the bachelor's degree programmes in Computer Science and Software, including System Development and Agile Software Engineering.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

By software innovation is meant innovation based on software. The emphasis is on innovation in products and processes, but also the management of the innovation part in development projects is included in the subject.

Learning objectives


The student should gain knowledge of the following:

  • software Innovation theory:
  • central paradigms and theories of innovation and innovation processes
  • personal and organizational prerequisites for innovation
  • theories and concepts of software innovation
  • Innovation Methods:
  • methodologies and methods to support innovation
  • techniques and tools for software innovation
  • Innovation Practice:
  • experience with methods and techniques in innovative processes
  • assessing the strengths and weaknesses of innovative software development processes


  • be able to explain precisely and using the concepts of the subject the subject's theories
  • be able to explain approaches to selecting and leading innovative processes in software development
  • be able to discuss types and prerequisites for software innovation
  • be able to explain and discuss tools and techniques to support software innovation


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

Type of instruction

The type of instruction is organised in accordance with the general instruction methods of the programme, cf. § 17.

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 titleSoftware innovation
Module codeDSNDATFK211
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Computer Science
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design