James Bach is a consulting software tester. The founder of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing consultancy, he has been in the tech field as developer, tester, test manager, and consultant for 37 years. James is at the forefront of testing craftsmanship. He is a founder of the Context-Driven school of testing, a charter member of the Association for Software Testing, the creator of Rapid Software Testing methodology and Session-based Test Management, and has been an expert witness on testing and software quality in court proceedings. If you’ve ever heard of exploratory testing, it’s because of him: he was the first to talk about it in public conferences in the 90’s and the first to create an exploratory testing class. He is also the author of two books: Lessons Learned in Software Testing and Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success. James’ work has been much influenced by the humanistic ideas of Jerry Weinberg, as well as Cem Kaner.