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

 

2016

 

February 08-10
Seattle, Washington
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

February 13
Orcas Island, Washington
Podcast Interview with Andy Tinkham: "Low Tech Testing Dashboard"

February 26
Utrecht, Netherlands
Skype Coaching Session with Jeanne and theTesting Guild

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

March 07-09
Vilnius, Lithuania
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

April 11-12
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

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

May 02-05
Orlando, Florida
StarEAST Conference

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

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


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