Should You Build or Buy Your User Testing Tool?
There comes a point when the scale of your user testing projects or program exceeds what standard productivity tools like email and spreadsheets can handle. And that's when it's time for an upgrade: a specialized user testing tool that will serve as a hub for all your test management activities. Awesome!
Beta Testing Success Is About More Than Just Processes
It’s been decades since product developers first started using beta testing. Early tech companies first discovered back then what is common knowledge nowadays: If you get targeted users to provide product feedback, you can turn that data into insights and action items for Product and Engineering. It’s a highly effective strategy for product success — […]
4 Types of Feedback You’re Not Collecting (But Should Be!)
When most people think of “beta test feedback,” they think of bug reports and feature requests. And they’re not wrong — issues and ideas are a key component to a successful pre-release customer test. But they aren’t the only way that test managers should be collecting feedback during beta. With a targeted group of candidates […]
Engagement Workshop: Tracking Your Progress with Metrics
Strong tester participation is at the heart of every successful Customer Validation test. When you’ve recruited enthusiastic, target market testers to use your product, complete surveys, and submit feedback, you have everything you need to deliver those highly sought after recommendations for improvement. But while everyone agrees that engagement is critical, only half of customer […]
Engagement Workshop: 4 Phases of Increasing Tester Participation
Securing high-quality feedback from your project is like taking a roadtrip — with the right travel companions, a thorough plan, and a map of how to get where you’re going, you have all the building blocks for success. We’ve already dug into diagnosing potential challenges — communication breakdown, recruiting the wrong testers, friction caused by […]
Engagement Workshop: Identifying Product Readiness Issues
Pop quiz: does the state of your product impact tester engagement during Customer Validation projects? As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this blog post, the answer is “absolutely.” Stopping issues, critical errors, or tons of small bugs can cause tester engagement to decrease dramatically. “OK hold up on a second,” you might be […]