An alpha test will be conducted when the product development team has completed its "first draft" of work. The objective of the alpha test is to find any outstanding issues that have not been found or corrected in earlier stages.
This is the first comprehensive test of the product to verify that it satisfies the company's expectations for it. Teams also use alpha-testing to catch issues with functionality, performance, and other defects.
Typically, the alpha test involves only internal employees.
An outgoing alpha test is when a product development team outsources work for review by an independent team. Incoming Alpha Testing occurs when a vendor sends its product development work to the client company for inspection and testing.
External users, such as prospects who’ve shown interest in the new product, won’t get a chance to test it until later after all the alpha test issues have been resolved. That’s called the beta test, and we’ll discuss that in a separate video.
Innovolo uses an efficient alpha testing process to help you solve all your problems before the product goes out for beta testing. We use different tools and techniques to get a really good look at the sub-systems, modules, interfaces etc that are being developed in each phase of your upstream development process.