This chapter will help you to:
............Now you've come to what should be the easy part. At least you would think or maybe hope so. You've planned so hard, designed and developed so well, that the actual delivery should be pretty simple. It can be, too, if you follow a few good implementation practices. These practices are akin to the little extras you might put into our metaphorical house. They don't affect the structure of your program, and they may not even be necessary, but they add that extra little zing that separates the good ones from the great ones.
The first of these implementation practices, and perhaps the most important, are beta tests and pilots. The purpose of these two processes is to check the viability of your course before you actually implement it. Due to their nature, we're discussing them here.
Beta tests used to be called design tests. The term beta test has more or less been borrowed from the computer world, and it is beginning to be the common term for this process. You run a beta test to see how the ...