Learn why reference accounts matter and why the program manager should be involved with reference accounts.
- [Instructor] As part of the duties of program management,…you're going to deal with reference accounts.…Reference accounts are used to attract new customers…and to prime the pump, to get those early sales going.…Reference accounts are typically manifested as…end user case studies either as white papers or videos,…to help spread the news that your product…can be successfully used.…Often, reference accounts will be accessed…via phone call by prospects.…So it's great to seek early permission to do that…or use that sparingly.…
But at the end of the day,…reference accounts are the ideal shortcut.…And that similarity between the prospect…and the reference account makes that business stick.…Early customer reference accounts gives us…that story for prospects.…To paint that picture in the prospect's mind…of them using your product.…A great example was,…I had been involved in selling some hardware…into a large email operation.…Soon after that, I found myself in front of the CEO…for a similar operation.…
This organization was mail.ru.…
- Hard skills and soft skills needed for program management
- Reporting and managing risk
- Phases of program management
- Understanding customers
- Running effective team meetings
- Working with partners
- Engineering, architecture, design, and code reviews
- Managing delivery and release
- Competitive analysis
- Measuring results
Skill Level Intermediate
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Reporting and managing risk3m 46s
2. Concept Development: Project Phase 0
3. Plan and Scope: Project Phase 1
4. Development and Execution: Project Phase 2
5. Delivery and Release: Project Phase 3
6. Operate: Project Phase 4
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