Properly managing a sales pipeline is a competency that sales professionals develop through practice, planning, and perseverance. It requires a unique blend of knowledge, skill, and attitude. Pipeline management also relies on you to interpret and understand the story that your sales tools and reports tell – and the trends that they illustrate. This Challenge Series exercise asks you to demonstrate these pipeline management competencies as you analyze both historical and planned sales activity. You'll take the role of a sales professional reviewing your pipeline with a new sales manager.