Betaboard was designed and built by a web development firm to address
some of the problems that all software development teams face.
We were tired of endlessly making task lists, digging for email
messages, or worrying that requests might slip through the cracks,
so we built Betaboard to manage all the information we generate
during the final stages of a software development project. We
liked the results so much that we decided to offer the service
to the public!
Centralize quality assurance information
Betaboard puts change requests, team member comments, and
relevant files all in one place. No more email overload or
stickie insanity! And since it's web based, your team members can access
their information from any networked computer.
Help prioritize open issues
All the details of a software development project can get
overwhelming, so Betaboard offers several ways to categorize
and sort notes so you can decide what's really important. At the same time,
lower-priority notes are never completely removed, so it's always possible
to take a second pass, group issues for a phase two project, or just wait
and see which issues will be addressed by energetic team members.
Provide a historical record of development decisions
As your colleagues work, their comments are timestamped and
saved in the QA notes, giving you a record of who did what
and why. Betaboard also saves discussions about issues you decide not to
address, to help you respond to any lingering
"what if"s after your project is complete.
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Involve your clients in the development process
We've found that resource allocation decisions are easier
to make if we give our clients detailed information about
their project status. With Betaboard, clients can get that information just
by logging in, saving you from creating an endless series of status documents
or typing long email messages. It even offers reports you can run for your
clients to summarize outstanding issues.