In smart cities, the aim is to ensure the proper use of resources and integrate traditional infrastructure with digital technologies, all in service of their users. In this context, one of the key professionals is municipal open data agents, who contribute to the provision and processing of data necessary for building solutions within the urban ecosystem. This article, in a preliminary manner, seeks to contribute to an ongoing European project focused on the training of these agents. The objective is to assess the feasibility of applying Lean Education concepts and principles in the course development process, using a narrative literature review. It is concluded that the Lean method is an important pillar for the training to be developed in the capacity-building project, contributing to the development of qualified open data professionals capable of handling the complexity of data and transforming it into relevant information for urban management.