Alexandre Luna

Alexandre J. H. de O. Luna
MSc, Visiting Scholar

Brazilian Advisor: Hermano P. de Moura, PhD [1] | Canadian Advisor: Philippe B. Kruchten, PhD [2]
[1] Informatics Center (CIn). Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil.
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.
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Alexandre Luna is founder of e, PhD and MSc in Computer Science from Computer Centre (CIn) at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, in Agile Governance concentration area, with collaborative (sandwich) exchange period at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. MBA in Strategic IT Management. Chemical Engineer from UFPE. He has ITIL, COBIT and CSM certification, as well as he is a PMI member. He is a researcher of the Research Group in Project Management (GP2) of the Computer Centre, UFPE and the Telehealth Centre at the Universitary Clinics Hospital (NUTES-UFPE). Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate in Computer and IT Management. He has over 20 years experience as scholar and practitioner in Software Engineering and Computer Science, and he is author of book and several articles, having emphasis in Governance and Management, and acting on the following topics: Agile Governance, IT Governance, Agile Methods, Project Management, IT for Education, Telemedicine and telehealth, e-Business, Service Management, ITIL, COBIT, PMBOK and MAnGve.

Currently, he is IT Management Analyst and Consultant at IT Governmental Agency (ATI-PE). 

Expertises: He has experience in Computer Science, with emphasis on Software Engineering, acting in the following branches: Agile Governance, Project Management, IT Governance, Telehealth / Telemedicine, Health Informatics, e-Business, Software Engineering, Agile Methodologies, ITIL, COBIT, MAnGve and PMBOK.

  • Title (provisional): Agile Governance Theory
  • Thesis assumption: “A theoretical approach for analyze and describe agile governance can help people and enterprises to achieve better results.
  • Motivation: Whereas... (1) Nowadays Agile Governance (AG) is a poorly explained phenomena; (2) Currently people apply AG serendipitously or facing many challenges; (3) According to Gregor (2006) and Edmondson and McManus (2007), a theory or a conceptual framework is an instrument, compatible with the stage of development of the phenomena in study, which can give a better understanding about them; (4) As a consequence, improving the competitiveness of governments and companies through the improvement of their governance and management shall result in significant economic returns.
  • Expected results: Due once the agile governance phenomena are better understood in their essence, it becomes possible, map their constructs, mediators, moderators and disturbing factors from those phenomena in order to help organizations to achieve better results in their application: reducing cost and time, increasing the quality and success rate of their practice.


The authors acknowledge to CAPES, Brazil’s Science without Borders Program, CNPq, ATI-PE by the research support.
Interest areas:

  • Agile Governance
  • IT Management
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Agile Practices
  • Project Management
  • Service Management
  • Organizational Architecture

Research Groups:

This work is developing by the Agile Governance Cell at Project Research Group (GP2) from Informatics Center (CIn) at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)[1], Brazil in association with Software Engineering Architecture Research Group (SEAL) from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC)[2], Canada.