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.

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2015

June 23
Broadcast from Orcas Island, Washington
Webinar: "Driving While Driven: The Way of the Skilled Tester" organized by AST

July 15-17
Broadcast from Orcas Island, Washington
Webinar: Rapid SoftwareTesting Applied, ON-LINE with James Bach

August 01
Wellington, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with Oliver Erlewein

August 03-04
Wellington, New Zealand
Peer Conference: Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing #5 (KWST)

August 05-07
Wellington, New Zealand
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Engel Consulting

August 06
Wellington, New Zealand
Invited Speaker: WeTest MeetUp

August 09
Auckland, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with the Engels and Associates

August 10-12
Auckland, New Zealand
Public Class: Rapid Sofware Testing, organized by Engel Consulting

August 13
Auckland, New Zealand
Invited Speaker: WeTest Meetup

August 18
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Meet-up


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