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

 

2017

June 11
London, England
Dinner with Adrian Oniga

June 12
Cambridge, England
Dinner with Mark Bunce and Associates

June 13
Cambridge, England
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Training

June 15
Cambridge, England
Dinner with Alek Simic

August 09-11
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
RSTA Online with James Bach

November 16-17
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

November 22-24
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Altom Consulting

November 27-29
Bucharest, Romania
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Altom Consulting

December 04-06
Prague, Czechia
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by tesena, SRO

December 07
Prague, Czech Republic
Corporate OnSite for tesena testers


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