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"It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves; it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we only let it." Christopher Alexander in Timeless Way of Building, 1979

Biographical Notes

Pedro Valente made his academic and most of his professional career, since 2001, as a software architect and programmer in the Software Development Office (GDAI) at University of Madeira, where he also made his MSc and PhD, and applied and developed the Goals Approach. He continuously studies and evolves the art of developing software, and his interests range from Enterprise Engineering, to the Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering domains, focusing on the enhancement of the software development performance and effort estimation accuracy.


- Business and Software Modeling Traceability, Pedro Valente, 978-613-4-98049-4, LAP Lambert, 2018

- The GOALS approach: business and software modeling traceability by means of human-computer interaction: enterprise modeling language and method (PhD Thesis), Pedro Valente, Universidade da Madeira, 2017, 147

- Bridging Enterprise and Software Engineering through an User-Centered Design perspective, Pedro Valente, Marco Silva, Marco Winckler, Nuno Nunes, 978-3-319-48742-7, Web Information Systems Engineering, 2016, 9

- The Goals Approach: Agile Enterprise Driven Software Development, Pedro Valente, Thiago Silva, Marco Winckler, Nuno Nunes, 978-3-319-52592-1, Information System Development, 2016, 19

- Improving Software Design decisions towards enhanced Return of Investment, Pedro Valente, David Aveiro, Nuno Nunes, 978-989-758-097-0, International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 2015, 7

- The Goals Approach: Enterprise Model-driven Agile Human-Centered Software Engineering, Pedro Valente, Thiago Silva, Marco Winckler, Nuno Nunes, 978-3-319-44901-2, HCSE + HESSD, 2015, 20

- The State of User Experience Evaluation Practice, Rui Alves, Pedro Valente, Nuno Nunes, 978-1-4503-2542-4, Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2014, 10

- Improving Software Effort Estimation with Human Centric Models - A comparison of UCP and iUCP accuracy, Rui Alves, Pedro Valente, Nuno Nunes, 978-1-4503-2138-9, Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, 2013, 10

- Analysis of Interactive Information Systems Using Goals, Pedro Valente, Paulo NM Sampaio, 978-953-51-0644-9, InTech, 2012

- Goals Software Construction Process, Pedro Valente, 978-3639212426, Verlag Dr. Muller, 2009