Classes offered by Satisfice, Inc.

 

I teach four classes and also do many different talks.

 

Rapid Software Testing (RST)

This seminar teaches the Rapid Software Testing methodology in an interactive, Socratic way. We introduce you to the deep skills of finding important bugs fast, while being able to explain and defend your work. This form of testing is compatible with both an agile and non-agile development process. It is our most popular class. It is usually taught in three-days, although we also do an abbreviated version in two-days and sometimes a longer version that incorporates more practice or elements of other seminars.

 

Rapid Testing Intensive  (RTI)

This on-line or onsite seminar applies Rapid Testing methodology to testing a specific product. It can be taken before or after the other classes. Some students have found this to be a useful prequel to RST; others have said it's a good follow-on.

 

Rapid Software Testing Management  (RSTM)

This seminar is a one or two-day follow-on to RST that is aimed specifically at people who will manage rapid testers. RST is a strict pre-requisite.

 

Session and Thread-Based Test Management (xBTM)

This one or two-day seminar focuses on how to use the techniques of Session-based Test Management (SBTM) and Thread-based Test Management (TBTM). RST is not required before taking this class.

 


 

 

 

The Differences Between the Classes
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About the instructors:

 

James Bach

I 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.

 

Paul Holland

Paul Holland, as mentioned on James' recent blog post, joined us in July! He is a new trainer for Satisfice's RST Class. Paul is a gifted test manager formerly of Alcatel, and is famous for his facilitation skills at context-driven peer conferences. He's the facilitator-in-chief at CAST conferences, and a pillar of the WOPR conference. More on Paul Holland here.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

2016

 

June 03
Orcas Island, Washington
Skype Session with Jeanne Luchini

June 14-16
Burlington, Vermont
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

June 17
Burlington, Vermont
Corporate Consulting

June 20-24
Millwaukee, Wisconsin
Corporate Consulting

July 13-15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

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

July 18
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Corporate 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 24
The Fun House Summer Camp, Orcas Island, Washington
Invited Speakers: James Bach and Erica Berdan

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


(click here to see the whole schedule...)