Mauro de Mesquita Spinola

Mauro de Mesquita Spinola
University of São Paulo | USP · Departamento de Engenharia de Produção (PRO) (POLI)

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Approximately 90% of firms in Brazil are SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), which fuel the economy. An examination into the relationship between strategic decisions and environmental scanning in small and medium-sized enterprises. According to the statistics, scanning had no effect on the company's strategy. Future research can be conducted at si...
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Benford Law (BL) states that the occurrence of significant digits in many natural and human phenomena data sets are not uniformly scattered, as one could naively expect, but follow a logarithmic-type distribution. Here, we present a method that consists of the use of BL analysis over first and first-two digits, three statistical conformity tests –...
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Purpose – This paper aims to analyze the most relevant and present technologies in Learning Factories, to analyze how these technologies can be integrated and how to analyze how this environment operates given the shortage of a specialist workforce. Theoretical framework - The new technological landscape, also known as Industry 4.0, requires traine...
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A Gestão Estratégica de Recursos Humanos encontra suporte em teorias racionais que estabelecem relações entre práticas de RH e competitividade corporativa. Ao mesmo tempo em que algumas perspectivas consideram a Gestão de Recursos Humanos (GRH) uma "caixa preta", buscam-se também medidas objetivas para orientação da gestão. Nesse contexto, o Turnov...
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Although there are many studies on strategy formulation, little research has been done on how to improve strategy implementation in industries. The focus of this study is to analyze the variables that can make Production Planning and Control (PPC) an important ally in the strategy implementation process to assist sustainable industries to be more c...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify, characterize, classify and conceptualize different perspectives on strategic alignment still in use, propose a taxonomy and definitions that allow understanding the various coexisting concepts, as well as investigate the implications of strategic alignment for data-driven sustainable performance of...
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The aim of this study is to analyze the results of a research carried out in Brazilian manufacturing companies that have typical initiatives of Industry 4.0, in order to identify the main challenges and opportunities of building a flexible industry and to provide elements that enable manufacturers to guide this construction with a little more secur...
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Advances in Information Technology and Communications are leading to a paradigm shift in manufacturing automation systems. Based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Technologies, manufacturing industries are witnessing the fourth Industrial Revolution, coined as Industrie 4.0 (I4.0). Although many studies related to this subject were publishe...
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Industry 4.0 is a subject that has attracted the interests of researches worldwide for its ability to achieve productivity gains and to provide competitiveness to the companies. Although much research has been done on technical studies, little attention has been paid to the challenges that decision-makers, executives and managers face to implement...
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Ecosystems based on digital platforms are considered as a source of dynamism and innovation for many technologies, products and services. To deal with multilateral relationships in the ecosystem based on digital platforms and attract complementation, the platform leaders are required to develop platform capabilities to enable creation and capture o...
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– Although the fintech subject has been widely discussed in the press and communications media, there is a lack of consensus on the definition of the term in the scientific literature and the key research topics and trends. Aiming to narrow this gap, the objective of this study is to investigate the concept of fintech, to map the literature and poi...
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This study aims to characterize risks and uncertainties in the cloud computing context. A Systematic Review of the cloud computing literature was conducted focusing on publications on risks and uncertainties and combining techniques such as bibliometric analysis, network analysis and content analysis. Using the definitions of risk and uncertainty,...
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The IT-business strategic alignment (ITBSA) aims to promote greater IT effectiveness by making it active in the firms’ competitiveness agenda. Despite the relevance of the theme, ITBSA is not free from criticism. Ciborra criticized how ITBSA research programs have been developed and its sufficiency for an effective strategic planning. This article...
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Platforms have been considered as a paradigm for managing new product development and innovation. Since their introduction, studies on platforms have introduced multiple conceptualizations, leading to a fragmentation of research and different perspectives. By systematically reviewing the platform literature and combining bibliometric and content an...
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Uma das linhas de crédito de destaque no programa Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV) é o apoio à produção. Para o comprador, permite o financiamento do imóvel na planta. Para a incorporadora, traz recursos conforme andamento da obra e velocidade de vendas. Um problema comum nesse tipo de operação é o atraso do primeiro repasse para a incorporadora, a "de...
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A produção de aplicações Web apresenta problemas de baixa qualidade nas aplicações desenvolvidas, não cumprimento de prazo e orçamento, e desenvolvimento ad hoc, caótico e desestruturado. Acrescente-se que diferentes disciplinas e áreas do conhecimento, com abordagens e metodologias próprias, estão envolvidas com esse tipo de produção. Uma área do...
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The IT-business strategic alignment (ITBSA) aims to promote greater IT effectiveness by making it active in the firms’ competitiveness agenda. Despite the relevance of the theme, ITBSA is not free from criticism. Ciborra criticized how ITBSA research programs have been developed and its sufficiency for an effective strategic planning. This article...
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In the aerospace industry, the number of products using embedded components is increasing. Nevertheless, there are still processes to ensure that the embedded components can be constructed without failure. Therefore it is necessary to identify and establish process of adaptation to achieve the product quality through the quality of its production p...
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Na década de 1990, os sistemas ERP alcançaram larga utilização. Em contrapartida, o interesse por software livre data dos primeiros desenvolvimentos nas décadas de 1960 e 1970 até os dias atuais. O problema desta pesquisa está em como adotar, selecionar e implantar um ERP livre. As contribuições do trabalho iniciam-se com a proposição de um modelo...
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Dynamic competitive environment demands a constant adaptation. To prioritize strategic actions, companies must monitor key factors that affect their strategy. However, in SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) strategic planning and environment scanning tend to be informal and centralized on the owner. In this situation, these activities might be left...
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This paper shows the adoption of cloud computing (CC) as a tool to promote strategic alignment of Information Technology (IT) to business. Using elements from literature on CC as the benefits brought by its adoption and on strategic alignment of information technology to business, the article reveals how the emerging technology of CC has the abilit...
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The role of product platforms within companies and in mediating the activities of business conglomerates or ecosystems has been widely recognized as being of great importance to the management processes of new businesses, to the development of new products, and to innovation. The objective of the present work is to help understanding what the benef...
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The evolution of cloud computing (CC) over the past few years is certainly one of the greatest advancements in the history of computing. However, for this technology to reach its potential there must be a clear understanding of the issues involved in its adoption. The purpose of this exploratory case study is to build an evaluation model that takes...
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Sistemas de software são atualmente responsáveis por parte significativa das inovações tecnológicas viabilizadas em produtos e serviços. A história do software é recente, assim como são recentes as pesquisas sobre o tema, que tem como foco principal o aprimoramento dos seus processos de desenvolvimento. Apesar das contribuições trazidas por essas t...
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O uso de TI (Tecnologia de Informação) e softwares nas empresas vem se expandindo desde a década de 80. Hoje, percebe-se uma dependência de software para controle de processos de negócios e executar tarefas rotineiras e repetitivas. Porém, a engenharia de software ainda não atingiu a maturidade total, e esforços ainda são necessários para melhor o...
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Dynamic competitive environment demands a constant adaptation. To prioritize strategic actions, companies must monitor key factors that affect their strategy. However, in SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) strategic planning and environment scanning tend to be informal and centralized on the owner. In this situation, these activities might be left...
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Communication restrictions faced by geographically dispersed project teams whose members are unable to establish face-to-face interactions add risks to the success of Information Technology (IT) projects mainly due to limitations on the process of knowledge transfer among project participants. Simultaneously, literature suggests that the free flow...
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Aspects related to the users' cooperative work are not considered in the traditional approach of software engineering, since the user is viewed independently of his/her workplace environment or group, with the individual model generalized to the study of collective behavior of all users. This work proposes a process for software requirements to add...
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As ações de melhoria dos produtos e processos de software, para um melhor atendimento dos objetivos de negócio de uma organização, devem estar associadas às estratégias competitivas do mercado. Este trabalho descreve um roteiro que traduz os objetivos estratégicos de organizações de software em indicadores de processo gerenciáveis. O Balanced Score...
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Within the knowledge management arena, two forms of knowledge have been considered, in the aim of implanting systems and align them with the available resources: explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. In this sense, resources based on information technology have demonstrated a good alignment and have been a great help for storing explicit knowledg...
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This paper seeks to explore if there is any, convergence and divergence between the strict compliance with the rules of standardization, the controls provided within the models of high maturity and the innovation efforts. Concepts of innovation are analyzed and recommendations of maturity models for software production. It permits the assumption th...
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The related aspects related to cooperative work are not normally considered in the traditional approach to software engineering, since the user is seen regardless of medium or social group which he/she is part; and by having the individual model for studying the general collective behavior involving all users. The aim of this paper is to propose a...
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Brazilian companies have been looking for more effective approaches to the governance of Information Technology (IT). Therefore, they have put into practice models developed in European countries or North America and published in the literature. Researchers debate the applicability of these models, with or without adaptations, in Brazilian companie...
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Brazilian companies have been looking for more effective approaches to the governance of Information Technology (IT). Therefore, they have put into practice models developed in European countries or North America and published in the literature. Researchers debate the applicability of these models, with or without adaptations, in Brazilian companie...
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Nowadays information technology is used for storage of information generated around organizations, but in a dyadic view, it is also considered to be a support tool for knowledge transfer activities and a facilitator when knowledge diffusion is necessary. All this is comprised in a conceptual organizational memory that includes a human component who...
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The actions for the improvement of the software products and processes, for a better achievement of the organization business objectives, must be related to competitive market strategies. This paper describes the process of developing a roadmap for the support planning and implementation of the strategies of software companies. The roadmap allows t...
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Many small-sized organizations have a significant role in the software business. A good software development process is the best way to assure quality to software products. Audits and evaluations are commonly used to verify implementation and certify the development process. This chapter describes the development and application of QuickLocus, a sp...
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The quality in software projects is related the deliveries that are adjusted to the use, and that they take care of to the objectives. In this way, Brazilian organizations of software development, especially the small and medium ones, need to demonstrate to future customers whom an initial understand of the business problem has enough. This chapter...
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The quality in software projects is related the deliveries that are adjusted to the use, and that they take care of to the objectives. In this way, Brazilian organizations of software development, especially the small and medium ones, need to demonstrate to future customers whom an initial understand of the business problem has enough. This chapter...
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Many software development companies have developed their own work method. Due to the fast software market growth, the competition focuses more on cost than on differentiation. To achieve competitive advantage, software developer organizations must continually update their technology, reach high level process maturity and eliminate all the operation...
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The requirements appear of some sources during the period of survey, to keep them with quality are the biggest challenge of the analyst of systems. The objective of this article is to present the technique of perspective established revision and the statistical control of process as tools to monitor the quality of the requirements in a company of b...
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In software development, the effort is the measure of process capacity, while resource relocation is one of the potential causes of its variability. Without appropriate capacity, the developer cannot meet the demand; with capacity excess, it creates an idleness that reduces its profitability. Six Sigma proposes the use of Cp capacity index just wit...
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Most Brazilian software development companies focus on the customer's needs, thus creating cells dedicated to these customers both for products that have been built or that are being built. Furthermore, they normally lack the financial resources necessary for investments in specialized technologies and professionals, leading them to use processes t...
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Six Sigma emphasizes the variability causes search. The special causes are more evident, which favors their identification, while the common causes are more difficult to be identified and solved and, for that, they request a specialists' participation. Many software development process variability causes are common and it is not always possible to...
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The requirements elicitation is essential to the success of software development projects. Many papers have been written that promulgate specific elicitation methods. However, none have yet modeled elicitation in a way that makes clear the critical role played by situational knowledge. This paper presents a unified model of the requirements elicita...
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Software importance keeps growing fast and consistently for many organizations. The growth of software functionality in manufactured products and the emergence of digital media, convergent spaces including digital content, software, and multi-channels to the market, are recent examples of organizational changes where software assumed a central posi...
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Six sigma increases quality by reducing process variability and aligning customer's expectations, providing high financial returns. First applied in manufacturing companies, it also becomes very effective on finance, management and service in general, including software development. DMAIC (define-measure-analyze-improve-control) has been widely use...
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In a context of continuous improvement of quality in software development’s projects, the PSP experimental process was applied to discipline some of the processes suggested by CMMI level 2 with two different strategies. The first one consists of observing the behavior of a software factory on collecting the necessary data to assist the PSP model ma...
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Since 1992, when Robert Kaplan and David Norton developed the concepts of Balanced Scorecard (BSC), many companies that adopted these concepts and survived in a higher competitive environment charicterized of high number of mergers, purchases and shutdowns increased the volume of information in their database. So, in consequence of the adoption of...
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Este artigo investiga aspectos característicos da produção de software para ambiente Web. É feito um estudo de caso visando entender como se dá a produção de aplicações Web com elevado grau de interatividade com o usuário e funcionalidade complexa. Os resultados do estudo de caso são confrontados com aspectos identificados na literatura, resultando...
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Este artigo aborda o desenvolvimento distribuído de componentes para aplicações pervasivas. É ilustrado de que modo os componentes de software podem agregar funcionalidades a dispositivos móveis, tais como celulares, handhelds, e outros, além do impacto que estes tipos de agregações têm no processo de desenvolvimento distribuído. Este trabalho apre...
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O processo de customizacão de sistemas de gestão integrada, denominados sistemas ERP, é realizado durante a fase de implantação do sistema na organização e muitas vezes é considerado como uma fase traumática, onde são observados os mesmos problemas que frequentemente são encontrados no processo de desenvolvimento de software. Através de uma análise...
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The article's objective is to show how the use of some concepts about knowledge management associated with some information technologies can help a company to be more innovator and able to create, register and disseminate its knowledge through all its areas. To reach thi s aim, it's necessary to develop a corporative culture that can help all the e...
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OPEN SOURCE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. According TURBAN, a system is a collection of elements like people, resources, concepts and procedures, grouped with the intention of realizing an identifiable function or to serve an objective. According FERRAZ, N. 'Each year, open software increases its strength, moved by the passion of thousands of devel...
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Resumo—Gerenciar os requisitos durante o desenvolvimento de software tem sido apontado como fator crítico de sucesso nos projetos. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar a técnica chamada revisão baseada em perspectiva e o controle estatístico de processo como ferramentas para monitorar a qualidade dos requisitos em uma empresa de automação bancária....
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Six Sigma has provided significant financial results to the companies adopting it. Its strength lies in the application of a strict and effective method to solve problems, the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze- Improve-Control). However, the adoption of this method for the services area, such as software development, requires several adaptations so tha...
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A growing number of software producing companies has adopted the denomination "Software factory", the organizational structure of which facilitates outsourcing by means of segmentation of activities and adoption of a more flexible and dynamic production system. In this environment, one of the main issues to be resolved is how to map processes, clea...
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This article describes a small part of a software development process called Bumer LPA and its application in a real project. The LPA acronym stands for Levantamento (Eliciting), Planejamento (Planning) and Acompanhamento (Follow-up). Bumer LPA is SW-CMM version 1.1 level 2 compliant to the following Key Process Areas: Requirements Management, Soft...
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The requirements elicitation is essential to the success of software development projects. Many papers have been written that promulgate specific elicitation methods. However, none have yet modeled elicitation in a way that makes clear the critical role played by situational knowledge. This paper presents a unified model of the requirements elicita...
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The establishment, development and institutionalization of new directions for organizations' innovation and process improvement are a complex task and require a well defined structure for their planning, analysis and application, as well as the sponsor's commitment. This paper contributes to clarify some doubts as well as to show lessons learned an...
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Trabalho de formatura do curso de graduação do Departamento de Engenharia de Produção da Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo. Ramo : Informática.
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O conhecimento tem adquirido significativa importância junto às organizações de um modo geral, principalmente por haver se tornado um dos principais fatores de geração de riqueza e valor. Esse papel assumido pelo conhecimento tem contribuído para se verificar uma questão que tem sido cada vez mais freqüente no atual mundo corporativo, no que diz re...
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Trabalho de formatura do curso de graduação do Departamento de Engenharia de Produção da Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo.
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Sistemas distribuídos tem sido utilizados em escalas crescentes em diversas aplicações. As diferenças existentes entre esses sistemas e os sistemas concentrados trazem impactos nas metodologias de desenvolvimento do software e dos seus testes. Uma metodologia para realizar testes de software distribuído e apresentada, identificando-se técnicas e fe...

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