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

 

2015

April 03
Brno, Czech Republic
Dinner Meeting with Petr Kolacek

April 06
Brno, Czech Republic
Corporate Consulting

April 07-09
Brno, Czech Republic
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

April 10
Brno, Czech Republic
Corporate Consulting

April 13
Stockholm, Sweden
Dinner Meeting with Pablo Garcia

April 15
Stockholm, Sweden
Open to the Public: Qbiz Day at AddQ Training

April 16
Stockholm, Sweden
Invited Speaker: Stockholm Exploratory Testing Meeting

April 16-17
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

April 20-21
Gothenburg, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training


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