My name is Tomas Rybing and I’m an agileist.

What is an agileist? It’s the words agile and idealist put together. With agile I mean software development methods like Scrum and Kanban that are based on Lean, where solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and (sometimes) cross-functional teams. Agile promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvements.  An idealist is a person that have high ambitions and strive towards a greater goal, they ”aim for the stars” and acts upon that goal.

To fully define an agileist – he or she helps and coaches other people, thinks a step further, and is also realistic and know that there is a long way to go to ”reach for the stars”.

Some more words about me. I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I have been working in the IT industry since 1996. My career started as a consultant and programmer, working with Internet and e-business. From 2007 my focus has switched to be more on team leading, project leading, product management and development methods. I have a wife and two kids. Are in mid life crisis, but I don’t own a motorcycle. Big fan of penguins and pyramids.

Twitter: @TheAgileist

Email: Take my name on Twitter, remove @ in the beginning and add at gmail.com

SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/TomasRybing


  1. Hi Tomas,

    I love your page and your idea. I, myself, have a tendency to be an idealist. I’m from Costa Rica and I’ll love to join your efforts.


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