Eat Your Own Dog Food: Software Testing
In Spring of 2021, Centercode's biggest release yet was imminent and it was finally time to gather customer feedback. Coincidentally, the release included an entirely new framework, Delta testing, built to capture actionable feedback from testers with minimal effort.
How Peer Review Creates Strong Collaborative Teams
Whether you’ve returned to the office, work in a hybrid model, or your entire company took the leap to being fully remote, our work spaces have changed dramatically in the last two years.
Delta Testing for Dogfooding
It's easy to find a company that has some sort of dogfooding or employee testing program. But it's much more difficult to find one whose program delivers actionable user insights derived from co-worker product use — unlike those companies using delta testing tools and practices.
How to Promote a Customer Zero Culture with Dogfooding
Over the course of the Dogfooding Best Practices series, we’ve discussed the advantages dogfooding brings and why some programs still experience friction. The last installment focuses on overcoming organizational resistance by reinventing your program through a “Customer Zero” approach. With a company culture that promotes and values employee feedback, you’ll see the highest return from […]
3 Dogfooding Best Practices for Overcoming Employee Beta Challenges
Last week in the Dogfooding Best Practices Series, we looked at the advantages eating your own dog food can bring to both your product and your company. From improving product quality to promoting product awareness, a well-oiled dogfooding program sends far-reaching benefits throughout your organization. But, of course, it isn’t easy. Building and maintaining a […]
9 Benefits of Dogfooding Your Pre-Release Product
With so many company initiatives competing for often limited resources, understanding the return-on-investment of dogfooding is essential to proving its organizational value. Luckily, the benefits of dogfooding programs are immense. By identifying key metrics, you can make informed tweaks that improve program performance throughout your company. Last week’s blog post explored the basic concepts of […]
Dogfooding 101: A Quick Guide to Internal Beta Testing
Summary: This brief overview defines the key concepts of dogfooding: what it is, the benefits it brings to an organization, when it occurs in product development, who provides feedback, and where dogfooding lives in an organization. What is dogfooding? Eating your own dog food, drinking your own champagne, eating your own caviar – some sound […]