The SHAPE research project increases the competitivity of the Finnish software product industry through developing an approach and practical guidelines for supporting long-term product health and establishing software process excellence, considering both technical and business aspects. The main research themes in SHAPE are:
SHAPE is planned to span the time period 1.5.2004 – 30.7.2007. The total three-year budget is approximately 1M€ of which the industrial partners cover 20% and Tekes 80%. SHAPE employs the equivalent of four full-time researchers from The Software Process Research Group (SPRG).