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

Published Works

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

2015

May 24-28
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing Management

June 06-07
Las Vegas, Nevada
Research work with Michael Bolton

June 08-10
Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference: Better Software

June 09
Agile Development Conference West, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tutorial: Rapid Software Testing for Programmers

June 10
Las Vegas, Nevada
Research work with Michael Bolton

July 15-17
Broadcast from Orcas Island, Washington
Webinar: Rapid SoftwareTesting Applied, ON-LINE with James Bach

August 03-04
Wellington, New Zealand
Peer Conference: Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing #5 (KWST)

August 05-07
Wellington, New Zealand
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Engel Consulting

August 06
Wellington, New Zealand
Invited Speaker: WeTest MeetUp

August 10-12
Auckland, New Zealand
Public Class: Rapid Sofware Testing, organized by Engel Consulting

August 13
Auckland, New Zealand
Invited Speaker: WeTest Meetup

 


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