This 3-day, hands-on class introduces you to rapid software testing, a complete testing methodology designed for a world of barely sufficient resources, information, and time. Based on the principles in the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing: a Context-Driven Approach, this class presents an approach to testing that begins with personal skill development and extends to the ultimate mission of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product.
Required equipment: The participants are required to have their laptop with them in class. The operating system can be any version of Windows.
Trainer: James Bach
James Marcus Bach is a software tester, author, trainer and consultant. He is a proponent of exploratory testing and the context-driven school of software testing and is credited with developing session-based testing. James Bach is a founding member of the Association for Software Testing, and the creator of Rapid Software Testing methodology. He has written two books: Lessons Learned in Software Testing (with Cem Kaner and Bret Pettichord) and a book about self-education called Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar. He started as a developer, but has been testing since he was hired by Apple Computer in 1987. He has worked in the most challenging testing roles, including as an expert witness on court cases involving testing, and as a test architect for safety critical regulated software. He is one of the most famous testers in the world, having taught testing in twenty-five countries.