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



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

March 21
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Testers Meetup

March 22
Sydney, Australia
Corporate OnSite: Invited Speaker, "Measuring Quality"

March 23
Sydney, Australia
Meet with Tech Students

March 27-29
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

April 03
Christchurch, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with Bruce Graham, James Graham & Assoc

April 04-06
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Training: 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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