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

 

2018

July 09-13
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Corporate On-Site Training

July 11
Omaha, Nebraska
Tester MeetUP: "When Animals Test"

August 22-24
Sydney, Australia
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing

September 12-14
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
ONLINE CLASS: Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach

September 19
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Corporate Testing Symposium: Invited Speaker

September 26-28
Seattle, WA
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Software Testing 4.0 with James Bach & Michael Bolton

October 10-12
Porto, Portugal
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

October 15
Malmo Live Congress, Malmö, Sweden
Public Workshop: "It's Not About Test Cases: Learn To Think Like A Tester" organized by tretton37

October 18
Linköping, Sweden
DevLin2018: Invited Speaker

October 19
Linköping, Sweden
DevLin2018: 1-day Workshop

October 24-26
Tartu, Estonia
Public class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Celeg Hannas

 

 

 


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