The Secret to Releasing Quality Products with Fewer Testing Resources
With businesses experiencing setbacks, building a product that stands out amongst your competition is critical. While layoffs or budget freezes can leave you with fewer resources, customers expect that their money gets them a quality product, especially in a downturn.
SOC 2 Certification: Centercode Continues To Knock the SOCs off Our Customers!
Centercode is trusted with your prized possessions–your products and your customers. As such, we take data security seriously.
5 Customer Validation Skills You Need in 2020
5G, AI, self-driving cars — in no time at all, we’ll be looking back and saying, “Oh, those old things?” Today’s technology is evolving at lightspeed (though we’re still waiting on lightspeed travel), and development teams are moving just as quickly to deliver on rapidly expanding technological landscapes and increasing customer demands. As professionals from […]
Our Most Popular Beta Testing Resources of 2016
Beta testing can be daunting, so throughout the year we publish valuable tools and resources that can help ease many of the challenges. From blog posts and case studies to in-depth whitepapers and eBooks, we provide customer validation advice and best practices for companies big and small, no matter what product you’re launching. So if […]
The Top Challenges Facing the Beta Testing Industry
Customer validation is a crucial stage of the product development lifecycle, but we’ve found that the beta testing industry across the board is still in its infancy. Between a fragmentation in the terminology used for this type of testing and no standard for who is in charge of these tests within a company, there are […]
What You Need to Know About Software Beta Tests
Different types of products require different beta testing strategies. From hardware to software to mobile apps to video games, each product will need a unique plan of action in order to run a good beta test. Our What You Need to Know series goes through the unique challenges for each type of beta test and […]
Our Most Popular Beta Testing Resources of 2014
Throughout the year, we’re constantly publishing valuable resources, tools, and information to help you run better beta tests. From our whitepapers to our case studies to our blog posts, we aim to provide a variety of beta testing advice no matter what product you’re launching, job title you hold, or industry you’re in. In case […]
Look Inside Our Platform with Our Executive Overview
As you’ve probably heard, we recently released a new version of the Centercode platform with over 100 new or enhanced features. This release is a huge step forward in the world of beta testing and allows companies to not just collect user feedback during beta, but to easily turn that data into highly-actionable prioritized results […]
Our Most Popular Beta Management Resources of 2013
We add a lot of new resources to our library and our blog throughout the year. Over time, some rise to the top, so we’ve put together the winners from 2013. If you’re new to our site (or just looking for the best advice we’ve shared so far) these popular pieces would be a great […]
New Resource: Beta Test Management Glossary
Beta testing has a lot of terminology. Those familiar with beta throw around terms like beta applicant, feedback loop, and test platform because we use these terms every day. However, it’s important to make sure that for members of your team that don’t manage betas day-in and day-out, there’s an agreed upon set of terms […]
Public Betas as a Launch Tool
We’re going to delve into the differences between public and private beta tests to clear up some of the misconceptions and help you devise a beta strategy that makes the most sense for your product. We’ve also written a free whitepaper that walks you through planning a successful public beta test. For now, let’s start with the basics.
Insider Tips from Centercode’s Support Team
Reading through this blog, you might be looking for advice on your next beta, or perhaps debating whether to run a beta at all. You could be neck-deep in five projects, or speeding through our training materials preparing for your first. No matter your scenario, there are some simple (yet critical) concepts that directly influence your ability to run a successful test.
New eBook for Product Managers
Beta testing is often dumped on the plate of an already busy product manager during the hectic weeks before a product launch. To make matters worse, companies rarely have the tools and processes in place to run an effective beta test. As a result, beta ends up feeling more like a necessary evil that needs to get checked off of the list, rather than a valuable contribution to product development.
Unveiling Our New Purchasing Resources Library
Many of you are familiar with our Beta Resource Library, where we publish detailed content on beta testing best practices. Well, we also have a ton of resources on Centercode’s software and service offerings. So we’ve put together a resource library specifically aimed at helping people determine whether we are the right fit for them.
New eBook: Keeping Beta Tests Confidential
Product launches are often shrouded in secrecy, with a focus on making a big splash when the product is launched. Teams often devote months (if not years) to developing a new product, and as you get closer to the release, you get more and more nervous about confidential product details going public. In those final weeks, putting your product into the hands of a group of complete strangers for a beta test can feel like a huge risk. What if someone finds out about the bugs we uncover? What if a beta tester tells the press about the product? Or worse, gives it to my competitor?