Aug 15, 2013
Agile Vietnam and Hanoi Scrum agreed to join forces to create one big entity in Vietnam, for Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, August 14, 2013: There are two dates in history that we will remember as time goes by – February 2011 and May 2011. On those dates, Agile Vietnam and Hanoi Scrum were founded respectively with the mission to promote Agile and Lean principles across Vietnam. Since then, both organizations has been working closely and collaborated in several different projects and events throughout the country, consequently helping to grow our community from 4 people to over 1000+ people.
Hanoi Scrum has been leading the translation of well-known agile literature into Vietnamese and have been the driving force for several training initiatives in the education sector, mainly in North Vietnam. Agile Vietnam in contrast, has run several different training programs to corporations in Ho Chi Minh City.
Lean and Agile is about collaboration, is about the people, the trust, been effective and productive. For that reason we came to the conclusion that it is time we consolidate North and South into a single organization that could achieve much greater for this country, in a shorter period of time.
Today, we are announcing that we have reached an agreement between Hanoi Scrum and Agile Vietnam to fusion both organizations and create a single non-profit entity. Such entity will operate under the name of “Agile Vietnam” at the national level to leverage our strengths and those of our partners and build a stronger voice to advocate for better, more effective and efficient way of working in Vietnam. Individual names may be preserved in regional areas across the country but all of them will be part of Agile Vietnam.
We are growing, and we are going to be growing much faster. That is why we have taken the necessary steps to allow this grow to happen in a way that doesn’t affect our performance to continue helping all of you. For that reason, as of today, Agile Vietnam has created a new organizational structures, a hierarchical one that will help us grow consistently and one that is based on our network all across the country that will help us with new opportunities as they arise.
This hierarchical structure by no means is aimed to create a command and control type of structure. We are all in fact about collaboration for that matter. However, such structure will help us optimize our work behind the scenes and be able to increase our resources by seeking partnerships that will help all our members.
The appropriate Bylaws that precede such structure has also been created and are available to all of you. As time goes by, Agile Vietnam will need new members, new service volunteers and so on, all over the country. The Agile Vietnam Bylaws basically explains how this new structure works and how any of you can be part of it, if you ever want to. Our goal is to make sure Agile Vietnam remains always unbiased and open to anyone sharing the same sentiments about Lean and Agile in Vietnam.
Our current elected members for the consolidated Agile Vietnam are:
- Chair: Alex Rosales, HCMC
- Co-Chair: Duong Trang Tan, Hanoi
- Treasure: Kieu Oanh Do, HCMC
- Board Members: Chris Kruppa, HCMC, Nguyễn Văn Hiển, Hanoi
- Service Volunteers: Huy Tran, HCMC, Tuan Anh Phan, HCMC (As specified in the Bylaws, any Service Volunteers can become Board Member. For further details, please do not hesitate to read the Agile Vietnam-Bylaws)
In the coming weeks we will make public our upcoming awesome partnerships and new programs we are preparing nationwide for the community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to see you in any of our upcoming events.
The Agile Vietnam Team