Seven Excuses to Avoid Going Through an Internal Beta Program There are many benefits to an internal beta — a (mostly) forgiving audience,  a simple distribution mechanism,  easy to get feedback (you got their email address already…), etc. However, if you do not believe in early feedback and incremental development, here is my free advice on what you can say to avoid going through it […] Read More

Do we need beta programs?

I see it again and again — some developers are so focused on delivering the software that they forget to get an early prototype out for people to check and provide feedback. It is almost like in one of the classic Dilbert cartoons, where a developer was complaining about “evil-spawned users”… There are a couple […]

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