Beta Management Library

Our library has practical advice on every stage and challenge of beta testing. It's the most comprehensive collection of beta management resources anywhere. Be sure to check out our ongoing webinar series and blog for additional best practices.

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REPORT

Beta Testing Industry Survey Report

This report dives into the industry trends of collecting and using customer feedback before product release. It looks at the challenges companies face and the value they see in beta testing.

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Other Free Resources

WHITEPAPER

Implementing Feedback Scoring

Prioritizing your feedback is one of the most challenging and time-consuming tasks a beta manager faces. See how our Feedback Scoring features identify your most impactful feedback.

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WHITEPAPER

The Beta Shipping Manual

This whitepaper teaches you how to effectively manage inventory, ship units (domestically and internationally), and handle returns for even your biggest, most ambitious hardware tests.

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WHITEPAPER

The Feedback Playbook

This whitepaper teaches you how to successfully use bug reports, surveys, feature requests, and other feedback types to collect and manage high-quality feedback during a beta test.

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EBOOK

What You Need to Know: Software Beta Tests

In the next chapter of our series, we look at what makes software beta tests unique and share the best practices that will help you run a great test for your desktop or web-based product.

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What You Need to Know: Hardware Beta Tests

This chapter of our What You Need to Know series explores the unique challenges of managing hardware beta tests and provides practical advice for making your beta test a success.

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KIT

Beta Test Incentives Kit

This kit includes a comprehensive whitepaper and calculator to help you build a strategy to both incentivize and reward your beta testers for all the hard work they put into your beta program.

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KIT

Beta Tester Recruitment Kit

A great beta test starts with great beta testers. This kit gives you everything you need to build a strategy for finding and selecting the best beta testers for your project.

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CHEAT SHEET

Beta Test Management Glossary

This glossary covers all of the common terms used throughout the beta testing process, giving your team a clear common lexicon to use during your beta test.

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WHITEPAPER

Public Beta Tests as a Launch Tool

This whitepaper addresses how public beta tests fit into product development, helping you decide whether a public beta makes sense for your product launch strategy.

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EBOOK

The Real Role of Beta in Product Management

This eBook reveals the role beta testing (customer validation) plays in product management and how product managers can use it to connect with their customers and further their own goals.

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EBOOK

Keeping Beta Tests Confidential

This eBook takes a comprehensive look at pre-release customer validation security. It covers why companies fear leaks, how to prevent them, and how to manage them if they happen.

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EBOOK

What You Need to Know: Beta Management

This eBook offers a crash course in beta test management. It covers the concepts and terms you need to know, then walks you through the planning, management, and closure of your test.

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KIT

Beta Test ROI Kit

This kit includes everything necessary to build an ROI model for either an individual beta project or a comprehensive beta program. This includes a complete spreadsheet, whitepaper, and a video tour.

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WHITEPAPER

Getting Ready for Beta Testing

This free whitepaper offers tips and best practices for preparing your product, team, and testers to begin beta testing for maximum effectiveness.

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KIT

Software Beta Test Planning Kit

Our free Software Beta Test Planning Kit will help you plan all the important details of your software beta test, ensuring you're well-organized from the start of testing.

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KIT

Hardware Beta Test Planning Kit

Our free Hardware Beta Test Planning Kit will help you identify the key aspects of your hardware's beta test, helping to keep your beta on time and on target.

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EBOOK

100 Tips for Better Beta Tests

This free eBook is a compilation of best practices from our own experience, plus contributions from great companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Tivo, Symantec, and UPS.

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KIT

Beta Test Agreement Kit

Need beta agreements before you can start testing? Centercode has you covered. This free kit provides sample agreements as well as an explanatory companion document.

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EBOOK

Reaching 90% Beta Participation

This free eBook from Centercode outlines 12 essential beta practices that we rely on daily to attain 90% participation from our beta tester teams.

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