Product Validation: Make Sure You Do These 4 Things Before You Build A Product

The success of a new product depends on many factors.

Is there a market for the product? Is the product solving a major issue? And is your product being accepted by users and customers? In this article, we want to shed some light on the topic of product validation and answer the question: What can you do before you start developing a new product?
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How to Design a Quality Assurance Workflow

Mistakes are inevitable. We’re only human, after all. But when it comes to delivering software or websites to our clients, we want to make that happen with as few errors as possible. It sounds like a great goal, but how do you systematically achieve it?

The key to minimizing errors is to design a quality assurance workflow that is efficient and reliable. In this article, I discuss exactly how to do that, whether your company is big or small or a one (wo)man show. Continue Reading “How to Design a Quality Assurance Workflow”

eBook – How to Build Products Users Love (with Trello, Prezi, Automattic, etc)

When building a product one often wants to provide a solution to a real problem. But that is rarely sufficient to develop an enjoyable product which users can’t stop thinking about.

Here is where user testing comes in. By involving users in the product development process, companies can incorporate feedback in every product development stage.

In this article, we want to give you an introduction on what user testing is and why it is necessary. For an in-depth exploration of the topic, please see our ebook on “How to build products users love”. Happy reading!

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In praise of QA: What is Quality Assurance?

I’m super happy to work with a company that puts a lot of energy into the quality assurance part of every single software development project.

Quality assurance is a discipline that’s overlooked and under-appreciated. We produce software, share it with the team, test it, collect feedback, ask beta testers and then do it over again. Share, test, collect, ask, repeat. Yup, that’s pretty much it.

Yet people treat quality assurance as something superficial – a few tests here, a few user feedback there, and with one big eye staring at the release button.
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Why every SaaS company should perform user tests

We often hear the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. It’s gotten a bit old over time, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

This phrase sums up the zest of the article you’re going to read now. Before you roll out any product, you always test it. You basically just make sure that everything you designed is there and it works exactly like you designed it.
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Jira vs Trello – an Overview on the Best Project Management Tool

This article is brought to you by Usersnap, a visual bug tracking & user feedback tool. Usersnap is used by software companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft as a great Jira alternative. Sign up for a 15-day free trial!

Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content in the field of project management. Especially when looking at the tool-side of project management. I see new tools popping up every other day.

With Jira and Trello – we looked at two major project management tools, their benefits and drawbacks and most importantly their main differences. Since Atlassian, the vendor of Jira acquired Trello, both project management tools are coming from the same company. But they are still competing over the same target group.

So if you’re thinking about making the switch to Jira or Trello, this article is the right place for you.
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User Acceptance Testing explained in 8 GIFs

Not long ago we published the post “Bug tracking explained in funny GIFs“. We had a lot of fun writing it and got a lot of positive reactions. Therefore, we decided to write another post about a topic that is equally relevant to us: User Acceptance Testing. Many of our customers use Usersnap for User Acceptance Testing and we have written a few serious articles about this topic.

If you are new here: User Acceptance Testing is often the last step in software development. The idea is to test if a product works for the user. If you want to read more about how to get started with UAT we have some interesting articles for you. If are just here for the fun, read on! 🙂

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How to get started with issue tracking (+ free issue tracker template)

Tracking issues for a software project is often a tedious task, and given the number of variables involved, it can get rather annoying to control mistakes that occur.

With a number of bugs and errors happening at the same time, it becomes imperative to install an internal workflow and toolchain for your issue tracking team.

This has increased importance during today’s times when developers need to assure that the product is high in quality and has minimal issues.

So we decided to provide you with this ultimate guide on how to get started with issue tracking.

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Fundamentals on setting up your User Acceptance Testing workflow

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve given you a deeper look into the world of User Acceptance Testing. And over this period of time, we have received questions on the workflows and processes behind UAT.

It’s quite a special topic for us too, since our bug tracking- & testing software is used by a variety of people and companies helping them in their User Acceptance Testing efforts.

In today’s blog post I’d like to show you what the actual workflow of UAT looks like. From planning to executing and to analyzing your UAT efforts.

Let’s get started.
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6 Tips For a Successful User Acceptance Testing Plan

A while ago, we published an article on “What User Acceptance Testing is all about” and a follow up article on “5 UAT Testing Types”. Since then, we got a lot of feedback from users and people asking for further advice on the topic of UAT.

Therefore we decided to sum up all those inquiries and answer the following question: ”What’s the key to a successful User Acceptance Testing?”

We put our heads together and collected the following six tips for you. Enjoy reading & have fun executing your next User Acceptance Test Plan.
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