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




October 04-05
Cork, Ireland
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing Applied

October 09
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Meeting with Altom Associates

October 10
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Invited Speaker at Tabara de Testare: "Risk Analysis for Testers"

October 12-14
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Altom Consulting

October 14
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reception with RST Students

October 17-18
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Public Class: Session-Based Test Management, organized by Altom Consulting

October 18
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reception with SBTM students

October 21
Manchester, England
TestBash, Manchester, Invited Speaker
"Don't Think So Close To Me: Managing Critical and Social Distance in Testing"

October 22
Manchester, England
Open Space at TestBash Manchester

October 24-26
Manchester, England
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Software Testing Club

October 31- November 02
Enfield, Greater London, England
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

November 04
Hammersmith, London, England
Corporate Workshop for Medidata Solutions

November 07-09
Solihull, England
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

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