Here’s a question I get from testers quite a lot:
“What do I do when the developers give me something to test with insufficient information and time to test it?”
Here’s my quick answer: test it.
Here’s my practical answer: test it with whatever time and information you have available. (Testing is evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation.) When your time is up, provide a report on what you have learned about the product, with particular focus on any problems you have found.
Identify the important risks and product factors of which you are aware, and which you have covered. (A product factor, or product element, is something that can be examined during a test, or that could influence the outcome of a test.) Identify important risks and product factors that you’re aware of and that you haven’t covered. Note the time and sources of information that you had available to you.
(I’ll provide a deep answer to the question eventually, too.)