Getting Your Tester Community to Care About Confidentiality
When you’re preparing to release a new product, confidentiality is central to keeping its details under wraps. This is especially true during Customer Validation testing, when you’re placing a real product in the hands of real customers – often before you want the world to know about it. Nowadays the majority of companies recognize the […]
5 Crucial Steps To Take When There’s a Leak During Beta
It’s no secret that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. An information leak during a beta test is something many beta teams dread, but it does happen. When it does it’s important that you’re prepared to handle it. Having a plan of attack in place should a leak pop up is the first step […]
5 Expectations to Establish with Testers on Day One
A common mistake new beta managers make is to assume that testers instinctually know what they’re supposed to do during a beta test. In truth, most testers (even the ‘naturals’) need guidance. It’s up to you to provide that guidance so your testers can hit the ground running when your test starts. Be transparent with […]
Top 5 Ways to Increase Beta Test Confidentiality
When it comes to running private beta tests, maintaining confidentially among your testers is extremely important. No company wants valuable information about their product leaked to the public prematurely. That’s why we’ve chosen the top five simple best practices that can be used to significantly increase the security of your beta tests. We’d recommend taking […]
What’s the Difference Between an NDA and a BPA?
The legal aspects of a beta test can be a major stumbling block for any team. When you’re putting prerelease products into the hands of strangers, you want to make sure you have your bases covered. While your legal team may have boilerplate contracts for many situations, this could be their first time dealing with beta’s unique legal questions. Two legal agreements are commonly used in beta: non-disclosure agreements and beta participant agreements. We’d like to take a moment to look at the different purposes these two documents serve.
5 Tips for Handling NDAs and Legal Agreements
Our fourth beta tips post looks at how to distribute and manage the legal documents associated with a beta test, namely non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and beta participation agreements (BPAs). For a more in-depth explanation of these documents, download our free beta test agreement kit.