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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 3. Detailed Descriptions of the Testing Pitfalls

The commonly occurring testing pitfalls documented in this section are categorized as either general testing pitfalls or testing-type-specific pitfalls.

3.1 Common Negative Consequences

While different testing pitfalls have different proximate negative consequences, they all tend to contribute to the following overall ultimate problems:

Image Testing is less effective.

Image More residual defects slip past testing into the deliverable system.

In spite of the extra cost and schedule time, the software-reliant ...

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