Videos

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

 

STC Nottingham Meetup

 

A video presentation of James having an interactive discussion with Testers on Exploratory Testing including asking questions, making assumptions and using critical thinking. This is fun to watch!

 

 

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


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