V-Model: Advantages, Disadvantages, Usage

22 Feb

According to ISTQB Exam Certification:

Advantages of V-Model are:

  • Easy to use
  • Simple to use
  • Testing activities like planning, test designing happens well before coding.
  • Time saving, quick
  • Hence higher chance of success over the waterfall model
  • Proactive defect tracking – that is defects are found at early stage
  • Avoids the downward flow of the defects
  • Works well for small projects where requirements are easily understood

Disadvantages of V-Model are:

  • Very rigid
  • Least flexible
  • Software is developed during the implementation phase, so no early prototypes of the software are produced
  • If any changes happen in midway, then the test documents along with requirement documents has to be updated
  • Risky

Use V-Model when:

  • Small to medium sized projects where requirements are clearly defined and fixed.
  • Sample technical resources are available with needed technical expertise.

High confidence of customer is required for choosing the V-Shaped model approach.




4 Responses to “V-Model: Advantages, Disadvantages, Usage”

  1. sad111417212 February 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm #


  2. sad111428618 February 28, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    very interesting, overall would you recommend this model?

  3. sad111721849 February 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    thanks, maybe probably yes

  4. MsTest4 September 26, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    Thanks this is very useful, but here one of following disadvantage was i did not get clearly…. ” Software is developed during the implementation phase, so no early prototypes of the software are produced “……
    Can you plz help me out on this…..


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