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

2014  

July 07-09
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

July 11
Christchurch, New Zealand
Meeting On-Site with Kira Karlina and Team

July 09-11
Tan Binh District, HCMC, Vietnam
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing with Paul Holland

July 14-15
Tan Binh District, HCMC, Vietnam
Corporate Consulting with Paul Holland

July 13
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tester Coaching Session with Huib Schoots via Skype

July 14
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate On-Site: "Rapid Testing Briefing"

July 15-17
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

July 18
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Consulting

July 24
Beijing, China
Corporate Presentation: "State of the Practice in Context-Driven Testing"

July 25-26
Beijing, China
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, 2-day

July 27-30
Beijing, China
Conference: ChinaTest 2014

July 28
ChinaTest Conference, Beijing, China
Half-day Tutorial: "Critical Thinking for Software Testers"

July 29
ChinaTest Conference, Beijing, China
Keynote : "Software is a Side Effect: Your Real Job is Rapid Learning"

July 31- August 1
Beijing, China
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing, 2-day


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