Pluralsight Navigate takeaways

Published: October 14, 2022

Pluralsight Navigate was a full week of buzz and excitement as thought leaders from around the tech world came together to discuss the current technology landscape and how organizations can succeed despite current challenges. The week was jam-packed with data points and quotable presentations from some of the biggest names in software development.

In a previous post, we discussed the major product advancements now available from Pluralsight, but, in addition to those exciting announcements, here are our five key takeaways from Pluralsight Navigate.


1) Doing more with less

The biggest takeaway from all of Pluralsight Navigate ran throughout every discussion and speech: Tech organizations are being tasked to do more with less. Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight CEO and co-founder, opened his keynote explaining the three factors that make 2022 the latest “unprecedented” year for technologists.

These are the realities every tech leader is grappling with, but these obstacles don’t have to stop us from innovating. Economic downturns are the moments in time when opportunistic organizations can lay the groundwork for future growth. As Aaron noted, “Technology is a deflationary force. High levels of tech investment today deliver strong results tomorrow.” This means it’s essential to invest in your people now.


2) Using tech to teach tech

Pluralsight announced a number of significant new solutions and product advancements designed to help you do more with less and get the most out of your workforce and your budget. These updates start at the surface layer of providing tech fluency for your entire organization and extend deep into your tech teams by providing Custom Cloud Sandboxes and deep analytical insights like DORA metrics and Investment Profiles. These tools address the biggest challenges of the tech workforce development landscape:

  1. Companies are struggling with an overload of content and how to leverage it.

  2. Leaders don’t have an easy way to measure the skills they have today. They need data and skills intelligence to properly measure and map those skills to your business needs.

  3. Leaders and learners need more than just video. They need hands-on experience. The definition of skill is the ability to do something well.

Simplicity, speed, and turnkey solutions are necessary to effectively apply tech skill development.