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  

March 31
Brighton, England
Invited Speaker: Tester Meet-Up , Topic: "The Testing Role Under Attack"

March 31
Brighton, England
Skype Meeting with Eric Kieffer

April 01-03
Brighton, England
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Software Testing Club

April 04
Brighton, England
Public Class: 1-day Rapid Testing Intensive, organized by Software Testing Club

April 07-09
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

April 10
Stockholm, Sweden
Open to the Public: Qbiz Day at AddQ Training

April 10
Stockholm, Sweden
Corporate On-Site

April 11
Stockholm, Sweden
Corporate Internal Workshop

April 12-13
Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Exploratory Testing Workshop: SWET 7

April 14
Stockholm, Sweden
Dinner Meeting wtih Eric Kieffer and RST Class #1

April 14-15
Stockholm, Sweden
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

April 16
Stockholm, Sweden
Dinner Meeting with Eric Kieffer and RST Class #2

April 16-17
Stockholm, Sweden
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing


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