Wait, what?

Agilefant is a versatile software tool for tracking and planning that enables organizations to unleash the full potential of their employees, partners and existing tools.

Agilefant’s enterprise version is available as service from the cloud and as an on-premises installation. Agilefant is also available as open source, with the first public open source release done in October 2008.
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The company

The key members responsible for the scientific research behind Agilefant at Aalto University founded Agilefant Ltd. (in Finnish: Agilefant Oy) in 2013 to improve the productivity and enjoyment of knowledge work with better management tools.

To date the company has been funded by revenue, the founders, seed investors and Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation).
 

The science

Agilefant’s features are based on more than a decade of scientific research with top Finnish software companies.

Towards Agile Product and Portfolio Management

Vähäniitty (2012), Doctoral Dissertation, Aalto University.

Shows how product roadmapping, release planning and portfolio management can be done in agile software development. Demonstrates why hierarchical stories are crucial for combining business priorities with the  just-in-time elaboration required by agile software development. Explains why even very small organizations need explicit project portfolio management. Download (pdf)

The team

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Jarno

Jarno Vähäniitty

Co-founder & Dr. Agilefant

Jarno is one of the world’s leading experts on agile and traditional development methodologies and tools. He has a Ph.D. from Aalto University where he spent 14 years studying agile development and how to connect it with product, project and portfolio management, as well as leading Agilefant’s initial development as an open source project. He has published tens of articles at leading journals and conferences and won awards for his research. At Agilefant Jarno focuses on driving the change with our biggest clients and explores the expanding landscape of working lean and agile. Linkedin Twitter
Santeri

Santeri Korri

Co-founder & CTO

Santeri has a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Aalto University. He has previously worked for Cesim and Accenture as a Team Lead and Architect and has a long experience with Agile methods in different settings from small teams to multi-project programs. Linkedin Twitter
Ville

Ville Seppä

Co-founder & Developer

Ville has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Aalto University. He has been working at Agilefant since early 2013, initially working on the open source version and later on focusing on improving the Cloud version. Ville has over five years of experience as a lead architect and web developer in other projects.
Niklas

Niklas Kari

CEO

Niklas has a M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from Aalto University and a M.Sc. in Finance from Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration. Before Agilefant Niklas was four years in business development and business line lead roles at Rovio Entertainment. He has also seven years global product management experience from at OpusCapita including six years as product owners for multiple local and offshore agile development teams. Linkedin Twitter
Ben

Benjamin Behm

Developer

Benjamin has a MSc in Software Business and Engineering from Aalto University. He has been an active contributor to the open source version of Agilefant since 2011 and joined the company in 2014 as a full time team member and has focused on development and customer service. Linkedin Twitter
Henkka

Henrik Häkkä

UX Lead

Henrik has over 15 years of experience in the fields of marketing, technology and design. His role is to drive Agilefant’s user experience to new heights through iterative design and lean methodologies. Linkedin Twitter