About James Bach

James BachI started in this business as a programmer. I like programming. But I find the problems of software quality analysis and improvement more interesting than those of software production. For me, there's something very compelling about the question "How do I know my work is good?" Indeed, how do I know anything is good? What does good mean? That's why I got into SQA, in 1987.

Today, I work with project teams and individual engineers to help them plan SQA, change control, and testing processes that allow them to understand and control the risks of product failure. I also assist in product risk analysis, test design, and in the design and implementation of computer-supported testing. Most of my experience is with market-driven Silicon Valley software companies like Apple Computer and Borland, so the techniques I've gathered and developed are designed for use under conditions of compressed schedules, high rates of change, component-based technology and poor specification.

Employment History

Published Works

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Upcoming Events

 

2016

 

December 08
Orcas Island, WA USA
Phone Call with Uriel Martin from Starbucks

 

2017

February 15-17
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington
Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach (RSTA ONLINE)

March 01-03
Zurich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing with co-instructor Michael Bolton, organized by House of Test

March 06-08
Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services

March 13-15
Utrecht, Netherlands
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing


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