Validation Board: Invalidating Ideas and Discovering the Problems that Must Be Solved

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 680)


Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method used in many Computer Science courses. To implement it, it is necessary to choose good problems that will drive students’ learning. These problems have to instigate students interest, encourage collaboration and help them to develop their knowledge of course-related topics. This paper presents a case study that sought to verify how the Lean Startup Idea Invalidation process applied with a Validation Board a business strategy assessment tool may assist in the choice of significant problems. Initial results indicate that this method helps students discard bad ideas, improve on the most interesting ones and choose products that are actually used by real users.


Validation Board Invalid Estimates Lean Startup Project-based Learning (PBL) University Of Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Postgraduate Program in InformaticsUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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