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Does the Lean Inception Methodology Contribute to the Software Project Initiation Phase?

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This work aims to make a comparative analysis of the Lean Inception methodology and the Scrum methodology applied in the initiation phase of the embedded software project that consists of a small greenhouse for the indoor cultivation of sage, controlled by a cell phone application. The Lean Inception methodology is a combination of Lean Startup and Design Thinking that, at the end of the process, quickly obtains the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Some of the questions explored in this paper were how much the Lean Inception methodology interferes in the agility of the production of MVP, how much it influences in the quality of the final product and depicting advantages in using this methodology in the project initiation phase.

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This work was supported by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology within the scope of the R&D units project: UIDB/00319/2020. This research is sponsored in collaboration between the Incentive System to Portugal for Technological Research and Development and Universidade Paulista UNIP - Research Group on Software Engineering in Brazil.

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Braga, I., Nogueira, M., Santos, N., Machado, R.J. (2020). Does the Lean Inception Methodology Contribute to the Software Project Initiation Phase?. In: Gervasi, O., et al. Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2020. ICCSA 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12254. Springer, Cham.

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