Meet our xFramer: Hao Nguyen

We are xFramer Dec 17, 2021

Hi everyone, this is xFrame!

Thank you very much for using xFrame 🥰

We are happy to introduce to you the “Meet our xFramer” series, where you can get to know our team members and learn more about the people behind our service.

Let’s have a small talk with our beloved Scrum Master - Ms. Hao Nguyen 👏👏👏

1. Tell something about yourself!

My name is Nguyen Thi Hao, I’m living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I love the mountains and the feeling of being immersed in the mountains and forests of my homeland. Therefore, going to the mountains is always my first choice when traveling.

2. What’s your role at xFrame?

I'm working as Scrum Master of xFrame.

My main task is to get requests from the Product Manager, then reflect those requests on the product (xFrame website) through the process of planning, discussing, and implementing together with the team.

Besides that, I also have to evaluate the ability of both the whole team and each member; and suggest ways for them to improve in the future.

3. What is your working background?

I think that all of you may have a question that, what are the requirements to be a Scrum Master, right?

It may be hard to believe but my major at university was Japanese studies and I had a plan to develop in the field of education. However, after trying for a while as a Japanese teacher, my heart told me that this is not the place for me. I need another environment that is more dynamic and full of challenges.

Despite the lack of a related skill set, I set myself a new challenge, which is to become a Scrum Master in an IT company.

4. What do you often do on a regular working day?

My working day usually starts with logging in xFrame and checking if that day's Daily update has been released or not 😆. After that, I will have a small daily talk with developers to start the day with excitement.

Like other Scrum Masters, I usually check (sometimes create) requirements, check the progress of the tasks, test when necessary, and discuss the releases.

In addition, regularly exchanging thoughts and ideas about improving the site with team members as well as the Project Manager is also a very important part of my work.

5. What is the biggest challenge in your work? How do you handle it?

I think my biggest challenge is converting the working environment from a Japanese center to an IT company with no experience in the IT industry. All the terminology and working methods are very new to me.

However, I always receive enthusiastic help from colleagues, which helps me a lot in gradually becoming better at my work. I also find documents on the internet to read more in my free time.

Currently, my IT knowledge has not made great progress, but I think gradually, I can become a master in this kind of new knowledge 😂.

6. A memory about xFrame made you happy? or sad?

One night, when surfing the net as usual, I came across an article that used xFrame images as illustrations. Then I tried to research and discovered many other xFrame images that people used creatively. I was very surprised and happy.

Our happiness is when the values we provide can help people!

7. It seems that you are always busy with tasks from both Vietnam and Japan sides. How do you balance your time and relax after work?

I think being busy with work is also a kind of fun.

I usually write down the To-do list for each day in order of priority and get used to preparing for the next day's work from today. The careful preparation before each meeting always makes me feel comfortable and somehow, safe?!

In addition, listening to music can also help me focus more on work.

After hours of stressful work, I take time to relax with personal passions such as writing, watching movies, cooking...

8. Your top 3 music for work time?

Recently, I’m addicted to the following 3 songs:

9. 3 words about xFrames!

Creative, Dedicated, Continuous improvement

10. Where can people find you/ chat with you?

This is my Facebook account, see you there!!!

Interviewer: Ngoc Anh
Interviewee: Hao Nguyen
Editor: Ngoc Hang Thi Luu
Photo: Van Pham, Thinh Bui, Lan Pham


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