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Test Launch

Is My Software Product Ready for Beta Testing?

September 28, 2012

One question we’re often asked is: How do I know if my product is ready for beta testing? It’s a fair question. QA and beta teams are often pressured to get new products through beta and out the door as quickly as possible, but if a product goes into beta too early it can defeat the purpose of running a beta test. So we’ve created a quick checklist you can use to gauge if your product is ready for beta.

Product Readiness Checklist

  • ☐ The engineering team has verified that all of the components of the product are ready to begin beta testing.
  • ☐ Auxiliary components (documentation, etc.) have been assembled into a single package which represents exactly what will be sent to testers.
  • ☐ The out of the box experience has been successfully reviewed, including setup, installation, and supporting documentation.
  • ☐ Basic product functionality has been successfully reviewed (all key features are working) by product management.
  • ☐ Known bugs which could not be addressed prior to beta have been clearly documented and communicated to testers.
  • ☐ The uninstall process (if applicable) has been verified.

Read more about beta readiness in our free whitepaper: Getting Ready for Beta Testing.

Get Ready for Beta Testing with the whitepaper

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