I trying to test streams of an engagement program. I read the Marketo Doc & some posts but I don’t find the answers of all my questions.
I tested with a lead but I received no email.
Thank you in advance!
I believe the reason that nobody responds to this question is not that the people don't know how Engagement Programs work, but rather that nobody uses the "Test Stream" function. To be honest, I wasn't even aware it existed.
Therefore I can't answer any of your questions, but here's what I would do: Just setup your Engagement Program like you normally would, and yes, don't use Transition Rules, but Smart Campaigns instead, activate your program and send a test person into it. You might need to wait as long as your transitions and schedules take, but I don't see any other way to test an Engagement Program.
To your questions 4 and 5: Yes, the test lead must be an Engagement Program member and yes, they fall under the restrictions of the Communication Limit.
Michael is absolutely right, I am sure this functionality is not very widely used. I have done so once quite a while ago, but the key limitation is that the person needs to be a member of the engagement program and an actual email will be sent. So Michael's suggestion actually works equally well or maybe even better. Before you add your live audience I would enter yourself as a single test record. I would consider shortening my timelines on all processes to simulate the transitions etc in a bit shorter time than your real program would allow. Once approved, set the timings back to standard, remove yourself from the program members and add your live audience.
Thank you for your additional recommendations, I appreaciate.
Ok, I'll do like that. I'll indeed reduce the cadence because I have in my streams, one which is monthly cadence.
Hi @Michael_Florin ,
Thank you a lot for your reply and recommendations.
Ok, I will activate the program and do a test like for a default program using a smart list with my email.
N.B. I'd like to accept your answer as the solution but there is an error when I click on the button.