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Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls: How to Prevent and Mitigate Them: Descriptions, Symptoms, Consequences, Causes, and Recommendations by Donald G. Firesmith

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Chapter 2. Brief Overviews of the Testing Pitfalls

This chapter provides a high-level descriptive overview of the testing pitfalls, including the symptoms by which you can recognize them.

2.1 General Testing Pitfalls

These general testing pitfalls are not primarily specific to any single type of testing.

2.1.1 Test Planning and Scheduling Pitfalls

The following pitfalls are related to test planning and scheduling:

1. No Separate Test Planning Documentation (GEN-TPS-1)

There is no separate testing-specific planning documentation, only incomplete, high-level overviews of testing in the general planning documents.

2. Incomplete Test Planning (GEN-TPS-2)

Test planning and its associated documentation are not sufficiently complete for the current ...

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