About the Author
With a quarter century of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is president and principal consultant of RBCS, Inc., a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For over a dozen years, RBCS has served its worldwide clientele with consulting, outsourcing, assessment, and training services related to testing and quality assurance. RBCS has over 100 clients spanning 20 countries on 6 continents, including Adobe (India), ASB Bank, Bank One, Cisco, Comverse, Dell, the U.S. Department of Defense, Hitachi, NDS, and Schlumberger.
With four books to his credit, Rex is the most prolific author currently practicing in the field of testing and quality assurance today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, now in its second edition, has sold 25,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases. His other book on test management, Critical Testing Processes, along with previous editions of this book, marketed as Effective and Efficient Software Testing, have also sold thousands of copies, including Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, and Russian editions.
Rex is the president of both the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org) and the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb). Being a primary coauthor of both the current Foundation syllabus (version 2005) and the upcoming Advanced syllabus (version 2007), he was well qualified to coauthor the definitive text for ISTQB certification ...