Common  STLC Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

STLC - Software Testing Life Cycle

Skipping or Rushing Through Test Planning


This can lead to incomplete or inadequate testing, which can cause major issues down the line.

Failing to Define Clear Testing Objectives


Without clear objectives, testing may not be focused on the right areas, leading to missed defects and wasted effort.

Ignoring Non-Functional Requirements


Non-functional requirements, such as performance and security, are critical for ensuring the quality of the software. Ignoring them can lead to serious problems later on.

Insufficient Test Coverage


Testing must cover all aspects of the software, including different types of inputs, usage scenarios, and edge cases. Insufficient test coverage can result in undiscovered defects and user dissatisfaction.

Lack of Communication and Collaboration


Effective communication and collaboration between team members is crucial for successful STLC. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, delays, and mistakes.

Inadequate Test Data Management


Test data is critical for ensuring thorough testing, and it must be managed carefully. Inadequate test data management can lead to inaccurate test results and missed defects.

Neglecting Test Automation


Test automation can greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of testing, but neglecting it can result in wasted time and effort.