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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Upcoming Events



November 22-26
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

December 05
New Delhi, India
Invited Speaker: 1-day Test Conference, organized by QAZone

December 07-09
New Delhi, India
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Software Testing, organized by QAZone

December 14-16
Versailles, France
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

December 21-23
Oxfordshire, England
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing




January 27-29
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
On-Line Class: Rapid Software Testing Applied, with James Bach

February 04
New York City, New York
Invited Speaker: Corporate QA Expo

February 09-11
Seattle, Washington
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

March 02-04
Utrecht, Netherlands
PUBLIC Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services BV

May 02-05
Orlando, Florida
StarEAST Conference

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