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.

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2015

August 01
Wellington, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with Oliver Erlewein

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
WeTest MeetUp: Invited Speaker; "Better Agile Quadrants: Integrating Testing and Development"

August 09
Auckland, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with the Engels and Associates

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

August 13
Auckland, New Zealand
WeTest Meetup, Invited Speaker: "Test Cases are NOT Testing"

August 18
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Meet-up

August 19-21
Sydney, Australia
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Testing Times

August 24-26
Sydney, Australia
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

August 27
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Tester Meet-up: "Notes from a Testing Coach"


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