6 Must-Have Components of a Beta Test Workspace
Discover the six essential components of an effective beta test workspace that fosters tester engagement, streamlines feedback management, and ultimately enhances your product's market readiness.
The Magic of Beta Test Automation
Unlock the magic of beta testing automation and optimize your process as a product manager. Beta test automation can help you streamline your workflows and free up more time for product strategy and innovation.
Best Practices for Beta Test Reporting (with Template!)
When reporting on a beta test, it can be challenging to make sense of the data and difficult to know what information to report on or take action on. By following best practices for beta test reporting and using standardized templates, you can ensure that you're gathering the information you need to make informed decisions and improve your product.
Maximize Beta Tester Engagement with Strong Communication (with Examples!)
Effective communication is crucial for the success of any beta test. If you’re stuck or just want some best practices, dive into these tips and examples to help you write the best weekly announcement emails your beta testers have ever read.
How to Craft Task Scenarios Like a Pro
One of the biggest challenges of managing feedback is organizing it. This isn’t news to most test managers. When the bulk of prioritization happens on the back-end of a test, it can create a massive time sink. That’s why using task scenarios to organize feedback on the front-end of the test comes in handy. Task […]
Three Factors for Finding the Right Beta Test Length
A successful Beta Test is not only about presenting your stakeholders with a well-rounded plan. It’s about setting their expectations, then knocking those expectations out of the park. A big part of that depends on setting the right test length. Test length defines the scale of your project. It helps you focus on what you […]
How Many Beta Testers Do You Need?
100? 500? 12? The short answer is that it depends – but it’s probably not the number your stakeholders threw out on a whim. If this question is giving you a headache, you’re not alone. Determining how many beta testers you need for a given project is one of the most common headscratchers when planning […]
Onboarding and Customer Experience: How Setup Affects Product Perception
It takes seven seconds to form a first impression of someone you meet – can the same be said for a product? If it’s as true for smart devices as it is for people, then ensuring a positive onboarding experience is just as critical to product success as a smile and a firm handshake. While […]
5 Hats You’ll Wear as a Beta Manager
Running a successful beta test is no small feat. You’re often wrangling testers, building surveys, analyzing data, dealing with stakeholders who needed to have results yesterday, and more, all at the same time. As a beta manager, you wear many different “hats”. One minute, you’re a psychologist, analyzing a tester’s mindset and how it affects […]
4 Tips for Juggling Multiple Beta Tests
The above image shows just a small portion of our office Lego board, which the Centercode team uses to plan and stay on top of all the beta tests that we run throughout the year. Managing a single beta test can be difficult, but if you’re running multiple beta tests at once, things can easily […]