Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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DTEK1063 Lean Software Startup 10 op
Organised by
Information and Communication Technology
Person in charge
Antero Järvi
Preceding studies
Basic studies done.

Learning outcomes

To provide an experimental learning opportunity, showing how technical and business people together in teams turn business ideas into start-up businesses. To put theoretical skills, would they be software engineering, business or social sciences, into practice in a real-life project.


The course provides a realistic and hands-on experience on creating a software-based company. Participants will work in teams and use the lean start-up process to turn ideas into businesses. During the course the participants will work on idea generation to get started, customer development to elaborate the idea into a product that has a market, and business model design to build a business around the product. On the engineering side, the teams will build the software-based products using agile development process, tools and practices to rapidly iterate the products into something the customers will use. The products are based on web technologies, cloud services and mobile platforms. The used tools and platforms will be mostly new to course participants, requiring an active learning attitude. For other disciplines, the course offers a role more suited to the students individual expertise. The course also gives an intense teamwork experience that will help to understand the value of modern teamwork tools, transparency, taking and sharing responsibility, commitments and accountability. The course will also familiarize the participants with the local start-up communities. The primary mode of teaching is weekly team mentoring and monthly team progress presentations.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Oral presentation and Study journal / learning diary

Active participation, team presentations, team deliverables and personal learning diary.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries. Business Model Generation, Osterwalder, Pigneur. The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.

Belongs to following study modules

Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos