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

 

September 12-14
Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services BV

September 13
The Netherlands
Invited Speaker: "Reinventing Testers"

September 15
Broadcasting from Utrecht, Netherlands
EuroStar Webinar Broadcast: James and Jon Bach

September 25
New York, New York
LAWST Peer Workshop

September 26-27
New York, New York
New Testing Conference: Tutorial and Keynote

September 27
New York, New York
NYC Testers MeetUP

Ocotober 02
Cork, Ireland
MeetUP with Rob Meaney

October 04-05
Cork, Ireland
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing Applied

October 09
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Meeting with Altom Associates

October 10
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Invited Speaker at Tabara de Testare: "Risk Analysis for Testers"

October 12-14
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Altom Consulting

October 14
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reception with RST Students

October 17-18
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Public Class: Session-Based Test Management, organized by Altom Consulting

October 18
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reception with SBTM students


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