Skills Management as Knowledge Technology in a Software Consultancy Company

  • Torgeir DingsØyr
  • Emil RØyrvik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2176)


This paper presents a skills management system in a medium-sized software consulting company, and how it is used. We found four different types of usage: Searching for competence to solve problems, allocating resources, finding areas for new projects, and to develop competence. Most people in the company seem to regard this tool as useful, both for themselves, and for the company as a whole.


Skills Management Knowledge Management Software Engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torgeir DingsØyr
    • 1
  • Emil RØyrvik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and Technology Currently at: Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software EngineeringKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.SINTEF Industrial ManagementTrondheimNorway

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