Which Customer Testing Program Style Is Right for You?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all method of product development that’s guaranteed to work for your organization. Take Agile, for example. Eighty percent of today’s tech companies have adopted agile practices — so there must be something to it, right? But not everyone practices Agile the same way. In fact, what counts as “agile development” can vary […]
2020 Centercode Content Roundup
You can say what you like about 2020, but you can’t say we didn’t learn a lot. This year has forced us to grow and change many, many aspects of our lives, from how we work (#remote), to how we communicate with our team (“Can you guys see my screen?”), to how to dress (hello […]
Ask the Expert: Should I Add More Testers?
Is more testers always the best solution when you’re experiencing a dip in feedback? In this Ask the Expert series, Centercode’s Chris Rader weighs in on large tester teams: when they work, when they don’t, and how to manage when your stakeholders want to keep adding testers. Got a question you’d like to see on […]
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 […]
Engagement Workshop: Identifying Friction with Your Tools
Your feedback forms, surveys, and project workspace are more than just boxes you tick off of your test prep checklist — they’re an essential element of your Customer Validation project’s success. Like recruiting a willing and able tester team and keeping the lines of communication open, ensuring your tools are helping (not hindering) your testers’ […]