Dr. Richard Berntsson Svensson

I am an Assistant Professor in Software Engineering at Chalmers | University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I am part of the Software Engineering Division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I am also (part-time) an Assistant Professor in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, where I am part of the Software Engineering Research Lab (SERL). You can reach me at richard@cse.gu.se

My research interests in Software Engineering include quality requirements, requirements engineering, software product management, empirical software engineering, social aspects, agile and lean software development, value-based requirements engineering, creativity and innovation, and continuous software engineering. I am ranked as the number one key researcher in Software Quality Trade-offs in Information and Software Technology by Barney et al. (2012, doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2012.01.008).


Would slightly better performance be significantly more valuable from a market-perspective? The QUality PERformance (QUPER) model helps in identifying which level of quality is needed for your quality requirements/non-functional requirements.


How do you know if you have a good and well- managed backlog? The Backlog Assessment Method (BAM) enable agile organizations to assess their backlogs, and assure that the backlog items are good-enough for their needs and well aligned with the decision process.


Swedish Requirements Engineering Research Network (SiREN) is an association of Swedish universities, organizations and companies that promote and support research, education and collaborative work in the area of requirements engineering as well as associated fields.

Research Collaboration

A selection of present and past collaborations with industrial partners.

Telenor Ericsson Sony ABB Volvo, Volvo, Axis, Grundfos

Academic Projects/Networks where I am involved