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

 

2015

August 24-26
Sydney, Australia
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

August 27
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Tester Meet-up: "Notes from a Testing Coach"

September 06-10
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
On-Site Consulting

September 13-17
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
On-Site Consulting

September 21-23
Zurich, Switzerland
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by House of Test

September 28- October 01
Anaheim, California
Conference: StarWEST

September 28
StarWEST Conference, Anaheim, California
Tutorial: Rapid Software Testing: Strategy

September 29
StarWEST Conference, Anaheim, California
Tutorial: Rapid Software Testing: Reporting

September 30
StarWEST Conference, Anaheim, California
Test Techniques: The Testopsy: Dissect Your Testing, with James and Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.

October 05-07
The Bronx, New York City, New York
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Doran Jones Inc.

October 05
New York, New York
NYC Testers MeetUP, Invited Speaker: "Is This Output Accurate?"


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