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

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Upcoming Events

 

2018

October 16
Malmö, Sweden
Test Masters Online Conference: "My Problem With the Pyramid: Introducing the Round Earth Test Strategy Heuristic"

October 18
Linköping, Sweden
Conference: DevLin 2018: Keynote Speaker , "Testing Vs. Checking Explained"

October 19
Linköping, Sweden
1- Day Workshop for DevLin 2018: "It's Not About Test Cases: Learn To Think Like A Tester"

October 23
Tartu, Estonia
Tester MeetUP: Invited Speaker, organized by Celeg Hannas

October 23
University of Tartu, Estonia
Invited Speaker

October 24
Dinner Meeting with Oliver Vilson and Associates

October 24-26
Tartu, Estonia
Public class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Celeg Hannas

October 30
Zürich, Switzerland
Tester MeetUP: Invited Speaker, organized by House of Test

Ocotober 31-November 02
Zürich, Switzerland
Public class: Rapid Software Testing Applied, organized by House of Test

November 05-06
Wimbledon, London, England
Corporate Training

November 14-16
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

December 05-07
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
ONLINE CLASS: Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach


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