Lay the groundwork

Tags: Skills

This article helps you plan for success, prepare your team, and ensure any technical requirements are addressed for a smooth launch. These steps will help set your team up for success to realize your organization's goals.

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Tip: Use the Admin onboarding navigator (opens in new tab) as your guide to help you work through the various sections of this Admin success center.

Plan for success

Identify how Pluralsight Skills will help your team

First, discuss business objectives, success metrics, and timelines with your tech leader. Identify subject matter experts who can help curate content (discussed more in Guide your team) and advocate for people at your organization adopting Skills.

You can share this one-sheet (PDF, opens in new tab) with stakeholders whose buy-in will be crucial to a successful launch of Skills at your organization.

Get inspired by Joel Crabb of Target’s talk on growing a learning culture (opens in new tab), presented at Pluralsight Live 2018.

Note: You'll need to assign a learning license to yourself to watch this clip, even if you already have plan admin access.

Some questions to get you started

  • Who in your organization is using Skills?
  • What specific skills does your team need to skill up in?
  • What challenges does your team and/or organization face?
  • What features seem most aligned to help you tackle those challenges?
  • Thinking about the people in your organization who will use Skills, how will you group them into teams?

Thinking through this last question will help you when it's time to Invite your team. You'll be able to choose team managers who can see and encourage team members' skill development.

See the Pre-launch checklist for more questions to prepare you for launch.

Get even more help

If you’ve identified where you need to go but don’t know which skills or roles you need to get there, our skills strategy will help guide the way. For more details, take a look at our Skills strategy plan whitepaper (opens in new tab).

Our onboarding team will help integrate our platform into your ecosystem, guide your skill development strategy, and help you put that strategy in action. For more details, see Pluralsight Professional Services (opens in new tab).

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Prepare for launch

Download and customize these posters (ZIP file download, 5.1MB) and screen images (ZIP file download, 6.2MB) to get the word out about Skills.

Use this email template (PDF, opens in new tab) to make sure your team is aware of the launch, when they can log in, and what they need to do.

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Address technical requirements

Give these requirements to your organization's IT team to add Pluralsight's IP addresses and email domains to your allowlist. Why? If Pluralsight's IP addresses and email domains aren't on the allowlist, this can slow down or prevent your team from getting plan invites and important notifications.

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What's next

Pre-launch checklist. Make sure no steps get missed as you prepare for launch and get your team members excited to build their tech skills.

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If you need help, please contact Pluralsight Support.