Recently I’ve become aware of the existence of videos on YouTube relative to the software testing industry. Ok, I realize that I’m not cutting edge. You may have been watching these videos since before Andy Griffith went into syndication. Yeah right.

Anyway, I thought it would be nice if someone had screened out those that are difficult to understand or lacking in relevant content. After scanning through several of them today, it is obvious to me that I have a much different point of view than some of the reviewers that give most of these a thumbs up. Some are good. Many are not. I hope by pointing you to a few of my favorites over the coming weeks, you will gain some value from my wasted time and spare you the pain of watching all the bad ones.

Here’s a video presentation by one of the most well-known gurus in the software testing industry – James Bach. The posted summary is below the embedded video. Please let me know if you find this helpful.

Becoming a Software Testing Expert

Google TechTalks
June 13, 2006

James Bach
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. 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.

You’re already an experienced tester. You know how to design tests and report bugs. Now what? Do you feel like an expert? Unfortunately, if you want to become very good at…