About the Authors

Sathyan SethuMadhavan
Agile Delivery Consultant/Coach

I serve Thoughtworks as a Delivery Consultant, with around 15 years of experience in Agile Delivery Management. My management passion include coaching/consulting/enabling enterprises as part of Agile transformation, working closely with engineering teams to manage product delivery/releases and implementing agile practices. To add to my technology stack, I design and implement test automation frameworks for different platforms which includes Web, Mobile and Performance. Unconventional and interested to see myself associated with implementing solutions, working with the team.

I write my experience at LinkedIn Profile: https://goo.gl/RmofkB

Twitter: @geekcubo. 

Career Highlights:

->@Thoughtworks, Delivery manager for the product “Bahmni”
-> @Bluejeans, As a engineering manager, I was instrumental in managing the overall engineering team for “Primetime” product
-> @Thoughtworks, have worked with global teams @Brazil, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, China and India
-> As an Agile process consultant, have assessed enterprises across the globe and helped transformation of enterprise project team to Agile delivery model
Strong Agile based delivery focus, adept at planning releases and have played IM/PM role for projects. Implemented customised agile project planning approaches and tracking, to suit teams
-> As a community enthusiast, I manage the LinkedIn group – “Agile Testing – Next Generation Testing”. Was community lead for ThoughtWorks India testing community. Pioneer of Thoughtworks Beijing conf, B’ QConf.
-> Coach/mentor testers on agile testing practices. Successfully conducted testing boot camps and technical workshops
-> As an Architect for test frameworks, I am proficient in building test automation frameworks for various technologies which include .Net, Java, Ruby, Android and Specification/Behaviour driven test automation frameworks (BDD)

Conference Topics

  • “Specifications test assembly unit for Enterprise product testing” in World Conference on Next Gen Testing – Bangalore, India – July 2013
  • “Specifications – Test Automation Pyramid” in VodQA – Bangalore, India – September 2012
  • “Specifications For Enterprise Testing” in VodQA – NCR, Gurgaon, India – November 2011
  • “Distributed Agile for Enterprises” in Agile-China 2010, Beijing, China – October 2010.
  • “Complex Data Extraction Testing” in Step-Auto 2008, Bangalore, India – February 2008.
  • “SOA Testing – Validation Methodology and Testing Framework” in Step-In Summit 2008, Bangalore, India – January 2008
  • “SOA Testing – Validation Methodology and Testing Framework” in Step-Auto Colloquium on Test Automation 2007, Pune, India – November 2007
  • “10 steps approach to Test Automation Framework Development” in APAC Testing Conference, Singapore – February 2007



Rajeev SethuMadhavan
Technical Architect/Manager – VDI at Anunta Technology Management Services Ltd.

• Architect experience in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Citrix/VMWare Solutions)
• Have significant experience in configuring & managing VMware, Citrix & Hyper-V Virtual Infrastructure.
• Good working knowledge in EMC, Dell Storage and Zoning of FC Switches.
• Basic Knowledge in MS Power Shell scripting.
• Integration of MS power shell for VI Automation.
• Basic Knowledge in RH Linux.
• Ability to diagnose problems and react quickly.
• Proven skills in generating new ideas and automate mundane tasks.

VMware Virtual Infrastructure – VI 3, 4 & 5 (fluent)
Citrix XenServer, Xenapp, XenDesktop (Fluent)
Citrix Provisioning Services, EdgeSight (Fluent)
Citrix Netscaler Branch Repeater (Intermediate)
Hyper-V (Intermediate)
EMC Clariion, VNX & Dell SAN (Fluent)
Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Fluent)
MS Power Shell & VI Toolkit (Basic)
RH E Linux (Basic)
CCNA (Basic)

Received from DGM-Technology for my contribution and innovative tasks in VI.
• Assigned for Onsite Project – FSL.USA & UK (2008, 10 & 11)
• Implemented Virtual center mobile access.
• EXPERT status in VMware communities.

CCA – XenDesktop5, XenApp6.5, XenServer6
MCSA 2012 – 70-410, 70-411, 70-412
EMC Clariion


– Designing and Implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure / Private Cloud

– Storage Design, Installation, Configuration, Administration & Performance analysis.


Hariharan (Hari) Sairam

Database Administrator/Database Architect/Trainer

I have worked in various databases viz Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and currently working in SQL Server. I also possess expert knowledge in Performance Engineering concepts and have worked in tuning applications/databases. On top of databases, I also work on developing websites/applications using open source and Microsoft technologies. I always look forward for challenges and mind boggling issues, which will make me to learn/think/work more.

Areas of expertise

– Database design
– Architecting and administrating databases for any type of systems
– Tuning applications/databases
– Website/application development using PHP/.Net
– Windows/Linux servers
Now venturing into data warehouse on one end and project management on another end