Lessons Learned from a Lean R&D Project

Bianca Teixeira, Bruna Ferreira, André Damasceno, Simone Barbosa, Cassia Novello, Hugo Villamizar, Marcos Kalinowski, Thuener Silva, Jacques Chueke, Hélio Lopes, André Kuramoto, Bruno Itagyba, Cristiane Salgado, Sidney Comandulli, Marinho Fischer, Leonardo Fialho


In a partnership between academia and industry, we report our experience in applying the Lean R&D approach in the IAGO project, an oil and gas machine-learning-based dashboard. The approach is grounded in continuous experimentation through agile development, beginning with a Lean Inception workshop to define a Minimal Viable Product. Then, after technical feasibility assessments and conception phases, Scrum-based development begins, continually testing business hypotheses. We discuss our experiences in following the approach, and report developers' perceptions gathered through interviews and user evaluations of the final product. We found that the Lean Inception works well for aligning expectations and objectives among stakeholders, but it is not enough to level the domain knowledge among developers. The participation of end users in the workshop and throughout the project, as well as constant communication among all stakeholders, is very important to deliver appropriate solutions.


Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Teixeira B., Ferreira B., Damasceno A., Barbosa S., Novello C., Villamizar H., Kalinowski M., Silva T., Chueke J., Lopes H., Kuramoto A., Itagyba B., Salgado C., Comandulli S., Fischer M. and Fialho L. (2021). Lessons Learned from a Lean R&D Project. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-509-8, pages 345-352. DOI: 10.5220/0010459803450352

in Bibtex Style

author={Bianca Teixeira and Bruna Ferreira and André Damasceno and Simone Barbosa and Cassia Novello and Hugo Villamizar and Marcos Kalinowski and Thuener Silva and Jacques Chueke and Hélio Lopes and André Kuramoto and Bruno Itagyba and Cristiane Salgado and Sidney Comandulli and Marinho Fischer and Leonardo Fialho},
title={Lessons Learned from a Lean R&D Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style


JO - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Lessons Learned from a Lean R&D Project
SN - 978-989-758-509-8
AU - Teixeira B.
AU - Ferreira B.
AU - Damasceno A.
AU - Barbosa S.
AU - Novello C.
AU - Villamizar H.
AU - Kalinowski M.
AU - Silva T.
AU - Chueke J.
AU - Lopes H.
AU - Kuramoto A.
AU - Itagyba B.
AU - Salgado C.
AU - Comandulli S.
AU - Fischer M.
AU - Fialho L.
PY - 2021
SP - 345
EP - 352
DO - 10.5220/0010459803450352