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

Career Highlights

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

2017

November 21
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Meeting with Sergiu Liogchii and Ion Buzu

November 21
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Invited Speaker: Tester MeetUP

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

November 28
Broadcast with the OnlineTestConference
Keynote Speaker: "When Animals Test"

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

December 07
Prague, Czech Republic
Corporate OnSite for tesena testers

December 13-15
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

 

2018

March 03
Malmo, Sweden
Beauty in Code Conference

March 07-09
Zürich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, co-instructor with Michael Bolton, organized by House of Test

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

March 15-16
Utrecht, Netherlands
Rapid Software Testing for Managers, organized by Improve Quality Services

March 28-30
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

June 13-15
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
ONLINE CLASS: Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach

 


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