The ROI Of Beta Testing! Trivia Questions Quiz

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The ROI Of Beta Testing! Trivia Questions Quiz

Determining the ROI of beta testing is challenging. Take this test to see if you've successfully understood how to calculate the ROI of your beta tests.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Understanding the return on investment (ROI) of beta testing is important because it can help present beta testing as a major contributor of profitability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What are TWO reasons that it's difficult to calculate ROI of beta testing?
    • A. 

      The fact that beta doesn't have any measurable impact

    • B. 

      The lack of methodology about beta's costs and benefits

    • C. 

      The requirement that ROI calculations be perfect

    • D. 

      The complexity of obtaining the right quantitative data

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Cost of quality includes the costs invested in attaining a given level of quality, as well as the consequences of failing to meet expectations. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Fill in the blank:
    • A. 

      Prevention Costs

    • B. 

      Appraisal Costs of Beta Management

    • C. 

      Product Support Costs

    • D. 

      Product Development Costs

    • E. 

      Failure Costs

  • 5. 
    What is the biggest stumbling block that teams face when calculating beta ROI?
    • A. 

      Recruiting beta testers

    • B. 

      Creating a beta plan

    • C. 

      Choosing a tester incentive

    • D. 

      Obtaining data

    • E. 

      Defining what a beta test entails

  • 6. 
    All of the following are appraisal costs for beta EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Labor

    • B. 

      Product returns

    • C. 

      Unit production

    • D. 

      Logistics

    • E. 

      Incentives

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a category of beta testing tools?
    • A. 

      Productivity tools

    • B. 

      Non-beta software and services

    • C. 

      In-house beta system

    • D. 

      Commercial beta test management system

    • E. 

      Testing with friends and family

  • 8. 
    Internal failure costs (IFC) stem from _______________________
    • A. 

      Not having a large enough budget to beta test.

    • B. 

      Quality issues discovered prior to a product's release.

    • C. 

      Beta testers leaking product information to the public.

    • D. 

      Not having enough beta units for testing.

    • E. 

      Instability of the product's market.

  • 9. 
    Increased external failure costs (EFC) are when companies generate an actual return on their investment in beta testing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    External failure costs include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Post-release defect correction

    • B. 

      Product returns

    • C. 

      Marketing costs

    • D. 

      Support costs

    • E. 

      Product warranties