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  

November 10-12
Zurich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Abraxas Informatik AG

November 13
Zurich, Switzerland
Public Class:  Session and Thread-based Testing Management, organized by Abraxas Informatik AG

November 14
Zurich, Switzerland
Activity Day with Chris Glaettli

November 15
Zurich, Switzerland
Dinner Meeting with Ilari Henrik Aegerter

November 17-19
Breda, The Netherlands
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by codecentric

November 19
Breda, The Netherlands
Dinner Meeting with Improve Associates

November 20
Antwerpseweg, Gouda, The Netherlands
Corporate On-Site Presentation: "The Evolution of the Craft and the Role of Testing"

November 24-25
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

November 27-28
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing for Programmers, organized by AddQ Training

December 01-02
Gothenburg, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

December 14-16
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

December 17-18
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
On-Site Corporate Consulting


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