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



October 09
STP Con, Boston, Massachusetts
Breakfast Meeting with Tyler Mesch

October 11
New York, New York
Meeting with Lou Rosario

October 12-13
New York City, New York
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

October 12
New York, New York
Dinner Meeting with Ale Moreira and Test Team

October 13
New York, New York
NYC Testers MeetUP, Invited Speaker: "Is This Output Accurate?"

October 14
New York City, New York
Meeting with Keith Klain and Paul Holland

October 19-21
Newcastle, England
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Software Testing Club

October 20
Newcastle, England
Dinner Meeting with Rosibel Ramirez and Associate

October 24
via Skype from Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tester Coaching Session with Aleksandar Simic

October 25
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dinner Meeting with Altom Associates

October 26-28
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Software Testing, organized by SC Altom Consulting SRL

October 30
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
PUBLIC CLASS: Rapid Softare Testing for Management, organized by SC Altom Consulting SRL

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