The One Little Secret for Optimizing Your Tester Engagement
Imagine you're running a marathon. At first, you're bursting with energy — you've been waiting for this! You feel like you could run forever!
Need a Template? Here’s Your User Acceptance Testing Checklist
If you want to run a solid user acceptance test, you need a solid plan — but since you’re reading this, you probably knew that already. With so much at stake, planning ain’t easy; there are schedules to build, people to recruit, stakeholders to work with, feedback to sort. We created this user acceptance testing […]
5 Warning Signs Your Beta Test is in Danger
Sometimes, despite good planning, a beta test will fall off track. You could follow all of our best practices for planning and running a beta test, but there may be a moment when things begin to go wrong. There are a number of reasons why this might happen, and they are often beyond your control. […]
6 Tips for Kicking Off Your Software Test
Beta tests have four basic stages — planning, kickoff, managing, and closing — and each has its own best practices. We recently discussed planning your software beta test, so this week we’ll get into what you should do during kickoff to ensure a successful test. Kicking off your software beta test is an exciting stage. […]
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 […]
What to Put in the Welcome Letter to Your Testers
Finding and selecting the right group of testers to beta test your product is something that you’ll likely spend a lot of time and energy doing. It’s one of the most important steps for a successful beta test. For this reason, once your testers are selected and they’ve signed all the legal forms, it’s crucial […]
Centercode Simplifies and Streamlines Esri’s Beta Program
In our latest case study, we take a look at how the Centercode platform has helped international software company Esri build and broaden their beta testing program. Esri had been relying on an in-house beta program to test its mapping and geographic information software, but the system was cumbersome and needed to be spun up […]
We’re Visiting On Product Management
We’re a guest author today on the On Product Management blog. Our post takes a look at how to know when you’re ready for beta and includes checklists to help determine product, team, and tester readiness. Big thank you to the On Product Management team for letting us visit! Check out the post now!
Are My Testers Ready for Beta Testing?
As a follow-up to our product readiness checklist, we put together a list to help prepare your testers for beta. You put a lot of time into planning your beta test and recruiting great testers. With all of the moving pieces involved, it can be tough to keep track of everything you need to communicate to your testers before the test starts. Here’s a list of a tasks that need to be completed to prepare your testers for success.
Free Whitepaper: Getting Ready for Beta Testing
With 2012 rapidly approaching, we’re releasing another free beta testing resource that we hope will be very helpful as companies get ready to launch new products in the upcoming year. The whitepaper, entitled Getting Ready for Beta Testing, explores tips and best practices that product developers can rely on as they grapple with the question of when to begin their beta test.