Configuring Project Settings for a Delta Test

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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. This information can be used by the Centercode data engine to report across projects to provide high level metrics. The details you enter also inform the Project Creation Wizard to recommend a target number of testers to fit your testing needs.

Creating a new Project

When creating a new Project, the key is using the right Project Template for your test. This sets your Project on the right path from the very start. Otherwise, course adjustment will be more difficult as your Project progresses. Centercode offers a pre-configured Delta Template - so all you have to do is plug in your test’s Project Details, Product Details, and Participant Details. These project settings can be changed post-project creation at any time within the Basic Project Settings tool.

To create a new Project:

  1. Click Create a Project
  2. Identify a Project to clone, click Create a Project by it
  3. Note that Centercode’s Delta Template is at the bottom

Project Details

Project Details influence various, broad settings within a project, described below:

  • Department refers to the Department in which your Project will be created within
  • Project Codename refers to what you want your Project to be known as
    • Example Ted Usage shows an example of how Ted uses your Project Codename when welcoming participants
  • Project Type refers to 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 Type
    • Open (information is not intended to be kept confidential)
    • Private (all information is intended to be kept confidential)
  • Project Style allows you to pick a color and icon to associate with your project, which reflects on the Community Homepage
  • Theme allows you to apply an existing Visual Theme to your Project, basically controlling logos and colors
  • String Set allows you to apply an existing String Set, which controls the static terminology used within your Project
  • Timezone sets the timezone for the Project, which influences when automated communications are sent
  • Project Email Address is the email used when emails are sent out to Participants
  • Project Key refers to the Key field within API endpoints generated by the Project

Product Details

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

  • Product Name refers to the what product you’re testing
  • Product Type refers to the categorization of your product
  • Product Market refers to the target market for your product
    • For example, selecting Enterprise informs Ted that your product is B2B - Ted will prioritize communications at certain times (before 9 am according to designated time zone)
  • Product Price refers to what you anticipate your product will cost to your customers
  • Brand Impact refers to how important the product you’re testing is to your brand

Participant Details

Participant details inform the Project about your testers.

  • Project Audience refers to generally who you expect your participants to be
  • Effort Expectation refers to how much effort you may require of your participants throughout the project
  • Identify By refers to how testers should be identified within your project - either by Full Name or by Username 
  • Number of testers refers to the general number of testers you expect to have based on the Product Details you’ve provided

Notes

Clone Previous Project Role will allow you to create a new Project based on a previous Project, regardless of Template settings (it will populate the list with all previous Projects instead of only Templates).