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

 

April 19
Stockholm, Sweden
Lunch Meeting with Magnus Holmqvist

April 22
Zurich, Switzerland
Invited Speaker: Tester MeetUP

April 22
Zürich, Switzerland
Meeting with Alek Simic

April 25-27
Zürich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing with co-instructor Michael Bolton, organized by House of Test

May 02-05
Orlando, Florida
StarEAST Conference

May 02
StarEAST Conference, Orlando, Florida
Full-day Tutorial: A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing

May 09-11
Charlotte, North Carlolina, USA
Public Class : Rapid Software Testing, organized by Software Test Professionals

May 16-18
Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
Public Class: "Reinventing Testers" with James and Jonathan Bach

May 19
Orcas Island, Washington
Whale Watching Trip for ReInventing Testers class


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