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Feb 16, 2021

In this episode, Mike and Jody discuss project management and what it has to do with Sales Skills.

Questions Answered:

  • What does project management have to do with Sales Skills?
  • How do you break project management down?
  • How does it change if we are a small organization?
  • What are the elements of project management?

Key Takeaways:

  • Planning - can I put together a plan that will help me execute? Assess risks, identify gaps.
  • Resources - what resources are required?
  • Accountability
  • Interactions that we have with our customers - managing an account
  • Deals that we have with customers - opportunities we might be working on.
  • Objectives - ex: putting together a plan to execute on Q1 objectives
  • Someone needs to be responsible for managing these aspects
  • Be deliberate about the focus of the project at any given time
  • If you are a smaller organization, you can use project management to identify gaps where you may want to lean on others.
  • Freelancers can be a good option for smaller organizations
  • Many small organizations utilize tools such as Trello boards or individual blocks of data on a spreadsheet or in a calendar.
  • Elements involved in project management:
    • Planning
    • Resource Identification - people, time, money, things (tech, etc..)
    • Time table for execution
    • Associate each task in the plan to the resources you have available. This helps to identify risk.
  • Don’t overcomplicate it!
  • Use project management concepts as a way to create clarity and focus.

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