Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Lean and Agile Project Management: an overview of the literature exploring complementarities

Paula de Oliveira Santos
Polytechnic School - University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Marly Monteiro de Carvalho
Polytechnic School - University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Brazil


This study approaches the scenario of the literature on Lean an Agile Project Management, exploring synergies and complementarities, tools and practices. It is a literature review, applying bibliometric analysis of networks generated using VOSViewer Software and content analysis that explores a coding schema, draw through an in-depth analysis of the selected papers. The results show that Agile Project Management is becoming spreadably used; however, Lean Project Management still faces diffusion difficulties beyond the construction sector. For theory, it provides an overview of the literature, exploring methods, tools, and values of both approaches, pointing out the research opportunities and gaps. For practice, it identifies the main tools and the organizational contexts for applying Agile and Lean Project Management, helping in decision-making.

Keywords: Lean, Agile, Project Management, Bibliometrics.



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