Do you request “Test Please” on your work?

Requesting a “Test Please” on work that requires verification or validation before completion is encouraged. This practice upholds quality standards, prevents errors, and enhances output.

 

Guidelines

How to request a “Test Please”?

  • Specify the task or deliverable for which testing is required.
  • Provide sufficient context to ensure testers understand the purpose and scope of the request.

Expected Outcomes:

  • 👍 Test Pass – You are happy with everything, and you are happy to proceed to the next stage.
  • ⛔️ Test Pass – pending changes” – You are satisfied with everything, but it needs a few changes.
  • ❌ Changes Required – Many changes are required.

Examples

Hi Zoey,

I’ve just completed writing the new Social Standads Guide document which is attached to this email.

  1. Test Please – Social-Standards-guide.doc

Thanks,

Joe

Figure: ✅ Good example – Requesting a Test please on the content of a document

Hi Joe,

Great work on this document; I think it is nearly there but it still needs some more work.

> 1. Test Please

Changes Required – Please see my list of changes:

  1. Page 13 – Can you include a link to Teams for all relevant platforms like Mac, PC and Android?
  2. Page 14 – Can you include a guide on some of the basic functions of Teams?
  3. Page 20 – This looks like the old product disclaimer, Can you include the new product disclaimer from this link?
  4. Page 22 – If you agree Can you change the image to someone who might be holding a mobile device?
  5. Page 25 – Can you include a QR Code to our website contact page ?

 

Figure:  ✅Good example – Requesting a Changes to the document being tested

❤️ Reference: This content is an abridged version sourced from the SSW Enterprise Software Development website where I once worked.