A collection of videos recorded over the years, from around the world, ranging from Star East conferences to Meetups. These videos are informative as well as fun to watch!


RST Overview (June 2013)

Posted by James Bach, recorded from Orcas Island, Washington, during the RST Course



TestBash Video: A Galumphing We Go with James Bach (Apr 25, 2013)

Posted by Software Testing Club




On testing in an agile software development team (orig post Nov 2012)

Michael Trengrove sat down with James Bach to discuss testing practice during a typical sprint, starting with sprint planning all the way through to testing fixed bugs found in sprint. He brought up lots of great ideas and left him with a lot of food for thought.



Almost lost in Lund, Sweden (March 2013)

A video essay by James, on the pleasure and power of not quite being lost, but being almost lost. This relates to the mental engagement that allows a tester (or a scientist) to explore a product or situation effectively.



StarEast2012: Video of James Bach and Michael Bolton discussing the Testing Industry

Buccaneer-Tester: Winning Your Reputation; On Swiss Testing Day, Zurich, Switzerland, March 2012

James Bach, who has made his own way in his twenty-four year testing career (and writes about that in his book Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar), describes how you can develop your personal portfolio and reputation to stand out as a senior tester or leader who is indispensable to your current—or any—organization. Join James for an insightful look at what you can do to develop and win your reputation to help your team, project, and company excel.



Videos from over the years:


Open Lecture on Software Testing at Estonia



Becoming a Software Testing Expert



Star East 2009


Software Testing Naturalist


Star East 2010



StarEast 2011



Interview with James Bach on Buccaneer


Interview with James Bach


Scholars at work...




More Buccaneer Scholar...



And a few more...


Birmingham Software Testing Club Meetup 11/15/2011

Discussion about transitioning to Context Driven Testing; reacting to what is seen in your testing world, respecting the context,  and solving problems by noticing what is going on and crafting solutions to help that situation.


The Easy Button Test

In this video, James and Jon Bach each test an "Easy Button." Each of their test sessions were 10 minutes long and completely independent. They were then edited together and subtitled to show the various test techniques they employed.


Steve McQueen, Consulting Software Tester

When I was a kid, this scene from Towering Inferno imprinted on me the idea of what it means to be an expert: knowing how to learn fast, knowing what questions to ask, cutting through the nonsense. Getting to the heart of things




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



(click here to see the whole schedule...)