As a tester you are often placed in many difficult situations. You act as the gatekeeper between your company and your consumers, which can create a lot of pressure. You are after all the person who must tell the team, “No, we can’t put the app into production because it can’t handle the load.” And who wants to hear the word “No?”

As a gatekeeper, you are an easy scapegoat if something goes wrong. At that point, when all eyes are on you, you might find yourself making the #1 excuse testers everywhere make, “Well, we didn’t have the right testing environment.” This explanation is often the product of a testing team under too much pressure and, as a result, compromising the quality of the work.

Read on the find out how to avoid making this excuse.