Dahm Mongkol Hongchai is an Agile coach, a Scrum Master, and a business consultant with 5 years experience in high-tech and Startup industries in Silicon Valley, Thailand, and Australia. He has 15 years of accomplishments with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in chemical production at Thailand's largest company.
After graduation from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, Dahm began working as a mechanical engineer at Vinythai Public Company Limited, Siam Mitsui PTA, and SCG Chemicals. During that time, he gained experience not only in engineering, but also startup business, human resource development, facilitation, and entrepreneurship. He was trained in Constructionism learning theory in Greece and returned to become a learning facilitator at Darunsikhalai School for Innovative Learning in Bangkok.
Dahm earned his Master's degree in Engineering Management at San Jose State University, U.S.A. in 2017. His graduate project was to apply DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to enhance productivity and efficiency for organizations. As a result, he was one of only two students who are a SAFe 4 Certified Agilist and was the second Thai to earn a DEMO Bachelor certificate from the Enterprise Engineering Institute in the Netherlands.
In the U.S, he has had opportunities to work in growth management at SNDBXapp.com in San Francisco, and as an Agile coach at AC Transit in Oakland. He worked closely with the President of MaxAgility to produce Agile workshops in AgileCamp Silicon Valley and at Agile Open California 2017. He collaborated with the CEO and the COO of The Job Hackers to create experiential Agile learning opportunities to help people in Silicon Valley to enhance their job prospects.
He is an Agile coach for his startup OCADEE, with clients like Elsner Engineering Work, Inc in Pennslyvania, U.S.A., the TPBI Public Company Limited, and Siam Cement Group (SCG), in Thailand. He is also an Agile Education coach at Darunsikhalai School for Innovative Learning, in Thailand. Dahm is a member of the Agile Alliance, the Scrum Alliance, and the Business Agility Institute.
Dahm has translated Scrum.Org's the Scrum Guide - The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game (Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, November 2017) into Thai and is working on a translation of the Scrum@Scaled Guide (Jeff Sutherland & Scrum Inc., 2018). He was trained to be a Certified Scrum Product Owner in California, U.S.A. by Jeff Sutherland, the father of Scrum and a co-author of the Agile Manifesto. Dahm is the first Thai to qualify for the Scrum@Scale certificate from Jeff Sutherland in Minnesota, U.S.A. He became a Certified Scrum Master in San Francisco after attending a class with Eric Rapin, an Agile Coach at Salesforce. He also was trained in Agile Foundation, Facilitation for Agilists, and Agile People by Arie van Bennekum, a co-author of the Agile Manifesto.
Fore Agile communities, he hosts Agile Passion meetups in San Francisco, San Jose, and Bangkok, providing supportive Agile learning spaces. He found an Agile Reading club to gather Agilists from U.S.A, Canada, India, Pakistan, Australia, and Thailand to share Agile knowledge online. He dedicates his Fridays for schools and universities in Thailand with his #FreeFriday project to share his Agile experience and improve Thai education.