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 […]
Hardware Test Plan Best Practices
The first step to running a successful software beta test is having a thorough plan in place. While you won’t be dealing with issues such as shipping and tracking devices as you would in a hardware test, software beta tests have their own challenges. From preventing software piracy to recruiting testers with the right system […]
6 Things You Should Do When Planning Your Hardware Test
If you’ve ever run a hardware beta test before, you know that there are a lot of logistics involved. Between shipping, tracking, and retrieving your beta units, it’s easy for something to pop up and derail your test. On top of that, you need to maximize the feedback you receive from every single unit, which […]
Determining Your Beta Testing Objectives
One of the most unique aspects of beta testing is the wide variety of different objectives it can achieve compared to other forms of product testing. This flexibility is part of what makes beta testing so valuable, but it can also make beta challenging as you try to decide which objectives to focus on during […]
Our Software Beta Planning Kit is Now Available
A detailed beta test plan is one of the key components of a successful beta test. When your beta test is well-organized from the start, it allows you to stay focused on your product during testing, rather than playing catch up. To help more people develop great beta test plans, we decided to create free beta test planning kits. We started with a hardware beta test planning kit, and today we’re publishing a kit for software betas that caters more to software-specific topics like digital distribution and product keys. So whether you’re running a desktop, mobile, gaming, or web beta, our beta test planning kit can help you do it better.
Free eBook: Reaching 90% Beta Participation
Whenever we give a demo to potential clients, we have a slide in our deck that outlines the five biggest challenges teams face in beta testing their products. What we’ve seen is that most beta programs are experiencing several if not all of these challenges, so we decided to publish a series of free guides to help! Today we’re releasing the first installment, which tackles the biggest challenge of them all — beta participation.