Configuring basic project settings for a Delta test

Powerful signals for automating your Delta test come from Project and Product Details


This article applies to Pro, Team, and Legacy editions.

Projects created within Centercode capture a wide range of testing, product, and participant details upon creation. These details heavily influence the Tester Engagement Director’s (Ted) messaging behavior, and the signals inform the recommended number of testers to fit your testing needs in addition to being available in the Centercode Data Engine's for reporting across all projects for high level metrics. These settings and details can be updated at any time after the project is created within the Basic Project Settings tool.

Fill in your project details

Project details influence various, high-level settings within a project, as well as Ted's , described below:

Program - the Program in which your Project will be created

Project codename - what you want your Project to be known as
(Ted uses this codename in his automated emails to testers and admins)

Project type - the category of test you’re running

    • Continuous (perpetual ongoing iterative test) is a Delta test
    • Project (a fixed duration with a beginning and an end) is a traditional beta test

Exposure - influences Ted's messaging and Project messaging depending on your selection

    • Open (information is not intended to be kept confidential) allows Ted to mention to testers that your test is open and can be shared and discussed with others 
    • Private (all information is intended to be kept confidential)

Project style - allows you to pick a color and icon to associate with your project

Visual theme - the Visual theme of your Project controlling logos and colors (NOTE: Selecting a theme other than the default community theme will use the logo associated with that theme in place of your Project Codename in the upper left menu.)

String set - the customization of text throughout your project, determined by the selected String Set. This allows for localization or coloquianization of the text used within your Project 

Dashboard time zone -  the time zone for the Project, which influences when automated communications are sent and when your scheduled test planning features and phases are launched. 

Project reply-to address - the email used when emails are sent out to Participants

Project key - the globally unique identifier used within API endpoints related to this Project

Define your product

Product Details inform the Project about your product to modify Ted's behavior to best engage your participants.

Product name - the product you’re testing

Product type - the categorization of your product

Product market - the target market for your product, signaling to Ted and other automation when to send tester communications (before 9am, after 5pm, weekdays only, etc.)

Product price - an estimation of your product's cost to your target market

Brand impact - how value of the results of the test are relative to your brand

Select your audience

Participant details inform the Project about your testers.

Audience profile - the general persona of your target market (and therefore, participants)

Identify by - how testers will be identified within your project - either Full Name or Username

Target number of testers - your goal number of testers based on required results or test planning