WARNING! This is an older version of the "test please" template. The current one can be found at Do you know how to request a "test please"? rule.

A summary of the major goals accomplished and tasks completed that are to be tested

<Reminders to Read and Delete>

</Reminders to Read and Delete>

Dear [XXX],

As per our conversation, I am looking for bugs OR approval to release this version. Note: it's helpful for me to be able to work on a chunk of issues rather than just 1 at a time (this generally takes longer as I'll have to get my mind in the right space again)

I have checked:

Specific issues to look out for are:

CC the project manager [xxx@yyy.com] and the client [xxx@yyy.com] on new incidents

The latest version of [XXX] has been uploaded to \\frog\SSW\Download\[Application_verX-XX_beta.exe or http://www.ssw.com.au/Northwind/

  1. Keep in mind that a test-please is an urgent task and that it should start within the hour http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/Standards/Rules/RulestoSuccessfulProjects.aspx#TestPlease
  2. (For Win Form Application)Test on a fresh VPC image of Windows XP.
  3. (For Win Form Application)Test on a fresh VPC image of Windows Vista(32bit and 64bit).
  4. (For Win Form Application)Install into a non default directory
  5. (For Win Form Application)Check the installation folder for misplaced items
  6. Test Unit Tests via "Help - Run Unit Tests"
  7. (If Applicable)Test the "Create" and "Reconcile" buttons http://www.ssw.com.au/SSW/Standards/Rules/RulestoBetterdotNETProjects.aspx
  8. Test open and closing forms and saving values
  9. Test most buttons and menus and links
  10. Disable your network connection and test again (check for unhandled errors)
  11. Send suggestions/bugs one email at a time (in a new email) because:
    • It wastes space (due to the large table of incidents below)
    • It affects MSN Desktop search results as the email will contain all the incident's subject below.
  12. Know the definition of a bug http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/Standards/Support/BugReportOrEnhancement.aspx
  13. Know what are good subjects http://rules.ssw.com.au/Communication/RulesToBetterEmail/Pages/ImportanceOfAGoodSubject.aspx
  14. Do not reply to this message until you can say
    "Test Please Succeeded (as no Critical bugs). You are ready to deploy."
    or
    "Test Please Failed (as per Critical bugs reported)"
  15. If your test fails, please rename the executable to [Application_verX-XX_failed.exe]

Note to developer: If this version is better than the last version you can release (even with a test fail) as long:

  1. The bugs reported in the test fail existed in the old version
  2. Two people have tested it
  3. The changes in this version are fairly important to get out
  4. You get to work on the failures ASAP

For clients on fixed price contracts, this email marks the start of the 30 day warranty period.

 

Changes

 

Summary for Release02_AccessToSQL - http://cow/exchange/jacklin/Inbox/Northwind/Release02_AccessToSQL

Incident ID

Priority

Status

Est Hrs

Act Hrs

From

Subject

 

ABC-DEF

10

3 Completed

08:30

08:30

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 1 - Setup a copy of your live database

 

123-456

20

3 Completed

06:30

06:30

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 2 - Make a plan

 

JFC-PLA

20

3 Completed

12:00

12:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 3 - Re-link the test databases

 

AAA-DDD

30

3 Completed

10:00

10:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 4 - Script database changes for live deployment

 

UAX-LLM

30

3 Completed

08:00

08:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 5 - Configure the query timeout

 

QQS-DDS

30

3 Completed

07:30

07:30

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 6 - (Optional) Check the performance of your forms

 

6D6-D6D

30

3 Completed

07:30

07:30

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 7 - Check that the database is split

 

BBC-DDS

40

3 Completed

10:00

10:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 8 - (Optional) Change DAO code to use ADODB

 

7D7-SSA

40

3 Completed

11:00

11:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 9 - Document the database

 

AXX-SZX

40

3 Completed

12:00

12:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 10 - Remove Access permissions

 

CDA-ACP

40

3 Completed

13:00

13:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 11 - Identify database problems

 

64R-OPW

50

1 To Do

15:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 12 - Fix database problems

 

GGG-DDD

50

1 To Do

10:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 13 - Run the Upsizing Wizard

 

BNM-NBX

50

1 To Do

08:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 14 - Fix issues in the upsized database

 

DDD-SSS

50

1 To Do

07:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Task 15 - Re-link the databases

 

DBD-SSS

50

1 To Do

08:00

03:00

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Project Management

 

00D-S9S

50

1 To Do

08:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Testing

 

PPO-0PO

50

1 To Do

08:00

 

Jack J. Lin www.ssw.com.au

Fix from user testing

 

Total

 

 

160:00

105:30

56:00 (remaining incomplete)

 

 

 

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When you are using TFS you need to copy the table of work items:

 

1.    Edit the All Tasks query

 

2.    Add a new clause and choose the current Iteration you are working on:

 

3.    Add a sort by on the Closed Date column:

4.    Run the query, then export to Excel:

 

5.       Copy the Excel content into the email:


Test hard and remember one suggestion/bug per email.

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