11: Testing Stories and the Startup Bug

Released Thursday, 7th February 2019
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In this conversation with Sivaguru, Diwakar Menon talks about


  • The focus for testing effectiveness would be to address risks

  • Some stories of testing in projects adopting agile approaches

  • High functioning development organizations

  • What made him launch a startup



And some more..

Diwakar Menon has over 30 years of work experience ranging from test consulting to delivery to pre-sales. He has been the head of service delivery for key customer contracts that encompass a variety of services from Software QA, Testing, Application Development, Application Management, Infrastructure Management and Business Support Services across a multiplicity of pillars like Telecom, Banking & Financial Industry, Government, and Health.

He is the co-founder of Last Mile Consultants , a boutique test consulting organisation, that works with IT Service providers, product organisations, captives and startups and helps set up or improve their software testing function, focusing on test strategies, capabilities, test automation, or process transformations.  

Diwakar possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. Prior to founding Last Mile, Diwakar has worked in global organisations like Tech Mahindra, Perot Systems (now Dell), Deutsche Software, Tata Unisys (now TCS) and CMC Ltd.

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sajumjos reviewed this episode on Feb 12th, 2019
"Thanks Sivaguru for this podcast. Diwakar , as always , is an inspiration to listen to. I was fortunate to work with him closely in my career , and still cherish similar discussions we had then. As you mentioned during your talk , most stories he touched I could relate and brings enthusiasm to hear more. Good to hear he is going strong and flourishing in his new venture. Hope to hear from both of you!"

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