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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2016

 

July 16
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
HCMC STC Conference: Invited Speaker: "The Secret Life of Testers"

July 20-22
San Francisco, California
Corporate Consulting

August 01-05
Hillsboro, Oregon
Corporate Training and Consulting

August 08-10
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CAST Conference: "Testability" Tutorial

August 17-19
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
On-Line Class: Rapid Software Testing Applied, with James Bach

August 25
Broadcast from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
PODCAST: MasterClass for Software Testing Club: "How to Think About Testing as a Role"

September 07
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Invited Speaker: DEWT MeetUP: Testing Challenge

September 12-14
Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services BV

September 14
The Netherlands
Invited Speaker: "Reinventing Testers"

September 15
TBD
EuroStar Webinar: James and Jon Bach

September 25
New York, New York
LAWST Peer Workshop

September 26-27
New York, New York
New Testing Conference: Tutorial and Keynote

September 27
New York, New York
NYC Testers MeetUP


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