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.

Career Highlights

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Upcoming Events

2014  

October 24
Richmond, England
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing for Programmers

October 24
Richmond, Greater London, UK
Dinner Meeting with Ben Kelly

October 26
London, England
Tester Coaching Session with Alek Simic, via Skype

October 27-29
Brighton, England
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Rosie Sherry of Software Testing Club

October 31
Brighton, England
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing for Managers, organized by Rosie Sherry of Software Testing Club

November 06
Malmo, Sweden
Invited Guest: House of Test to meet the test team

November 07
Malmo, Sweden
Conference: Oredev 2014

November 09
Zurich, Switzerland
Dinner Meeting with Paul Haye

November 10-12
Zurich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Abraxas Informatik AG

November 13
Zurich, Switzerland
Public Class:  Session and Thread-based Testing Management, organized by Abraxas Informatik AG

November 17-19
Breda, The Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by codecentric


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