The following projects contribute to the development and testing of SafeScrum:

SUSS (Agile development of safety-critical systems)

SUSS is a research project partly funded by the research council of Norway (grant #228431). Industry partners are Autronica Fire & Security (project owner) and Kongsberg Maritime. Ingar Kulbrandstad from Autronica is the project leader, Dr. Geir K. Hanssen manages the scientific work of the project. Scientific partners are SINTEF ICT and NTNU. The project started in 2013 and will finish in 2017. Each industry partner will have one full-scale commercial pilot project where SafeScrum fitted to local needs and taken into use. The research team will guide the pilot projects and use experience as the main empirical component of the project. Findings will be documented and made available in the form of scientific publications. The results from the project will be used to make a openly available description of SafeScrum in the form of a book and a training course.


SEP (SINTEF strategic project) will research the railway and avionics domain to evaluate the need for software process improvement to created necessary knowledge on how SafeScrum may be fitted to these industries. Part of this work is to evaluate the EN 50128 and DO 178 standards for the rail and avionics domains, respectively. Project manager is Thor Myklebust. SEP will run from 2015 to 2016.

NCEI Network – SafeSW

SafeSW is an international research-industry network partly funded by the research council of Norway and NCE-I (Norwegian centre of expertise –

Instrumentation). Associated network partners are SINTEF ICT (NO), NTNU (NO), SICS (SE), LERO (IE), and the NCE-I members. Project manager is Børge Haugset. The project runs from 2015-2016.

ASHLEY (avionics systems hosted on a distributed modular electronics large scale demonstrator for multiple type aircraft)

In search for a more competitive, multiple types of aircrafts, IMA (Integrated Modular Avionics) based, avionics platform solution, the European aerospace industry has recently initiated the IMA2G paradigm thanks to the EC funded SCARLETT project. This latter successfully validated a first underlying set of IMA2G concepts (Separate Core Processing resources from I/O resources, introduce resource segments typology of electronics solutions, provide platform services layer to function supplier etc.), thus creating the expected DME breakthrough to lay IMA2G solid rock foundations. SINTEF collaborate with other partners in surveying the status of software development and certification according to the DO178C standard. Guidelines for agile development of avionics software are developed, based on the survey and an investigation of the state of research within the avionics field.