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.

Career Highlights

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Upcoming Events

 

2015

February 09-11
Charlotte, North Carlolina
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

February 12-13
Charlotte, North Carolina
Corporate Consulting

February 21
Malmo, Sweden
Dinner Meeting with Maria Kedemo

February 23-25
Copenhagen, Denmark
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by PrettyGoodTesting

February 25
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tester MeetUp: "James Bach on Skills and Reputation"

February 26-27
Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference Keynote: CopenhagenContext 2015

February 28
Malmo, Sweden
Invited Speaker: Beauty in Code Conference, "How to Build an Analyst"

March 02-04
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services

March 03
Utrecht, Netherlands
Improve MeetUP

March 05-06
The Netherlands
Public Class: Session-Based Test Management, organized by Improve Quality Services


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