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About the Course

Data science is a team sport. As a data science executive it is your job to recruit, organize, and manage the team to success. In this one-week course, we will cover how you can find the right people to fill out your data science team, how to organize them to give them the best chance to feel empowered and successful, and how to manage your team as it grows. This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the process of building and managing a data science team. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We've left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward. After completing this course you will know. 1. The different roles in the data science team including data scientist and data engineer 2. How the data science team relates to other teams in an organization 3. What are the expected qualifications of different data science team members 4. Relevant questions for interviewing data scientists 5. How to manage the onboarding process for the team 6. How to guide data science teams to success 7. How to encourage and empower data science teams Commitment: 1 week of study, 4-6 hours Course cover image by JaredZammit. Creative Commons BY-SA. https://flic.kr/p/5vuWZz...
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Top reviews

NN

Dec 15, 2017

This course was an exceptional experience where it introduces me to building a data science team, its challenges, nuances and also what kind of approach to take while building and sustaining the team.

JS

Mar 12, 2017

Extremely practical and essentially human, this was really interesting to better understand the different roles and how to help data science teams to work together, highly recommended

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By Danny D

Jan 29, 2017

Great course, learned lots about building and leading a data science team; and also some tips on keeping teams motivated and ensuing communication and collaboration works well.

By Antonia I

May 17, 2018

great course

By Debashis D

Jan 08, 2018

Good coverage regarding finer nuances of managing a Data Science team

By mikkel B M

Sep 19, 2016

Great course!

By Damon R

Sep 26, 2016

Thanks

By Daniel M M

Aug 24, 2017

Very useful. Practical orientation and general team management practices well translated to data science projects and teams.

By Siddharth T

Apr 03, 2016

A very helpful course in understanding how the team composition should be and the typical Job descriptions of different members of the team.

By Samuel V

Feb 12, 2017

Jeff Leek is great, explains things in a very clear and understandable way. Loved the course.

By Teresa B

Mar 24, 2016

High level but with enough details and context to make sense of the manager/exec/director's role in data science or the enterprise employing data science.

By Simon B

May 16, 2017

A great integrated perspective.

By SOM D M

Feb 21, 2017

A quick and Great introduction on building effective Teams

By Ignatious C

Apr 04, 2017

Really enjoyed myself

By 杨波

Nov 05, 2017

Excellent!

By TanShuLeng

May 17, 2017

good overview and introduction to manager as to what traits to lookout for and organising the team. Very practical approach and implementable without being over the top.

By Francesco I

Jun 04, 2017

Excellent!!! I learned a lot, the videos are explanatory and very clear. I would warmly recommend this course

By ellen w

Jul 29, 2017

Practical info that's a useful quick reference for data science managers.

By Evangelos T

Aug 27, 2017

Great insight into how to build a data science team beyond common management issues that typically apply to team management.

By Kuldeep S S

Nov 17, 2017

awesome

By Chris C

Nov 20, 2017

Very in depth (almost too in depth!)

By Shivakumar H

Oct 27, 2017

very informative

By Jason J

Feb 14, 2018

Great overview of team roles / responsibilities, how the team can "fit" into the organization, and how to handle engagement with non data community

By Deleted A

Jul 30, 2016

Excellent overview of the structure and dynamics of data science teams in various types of organizations.

By Craig O

Jun 19, 2017

Great overview of current approaches to management of data science/engineering professionals.

By Franziska M

Apr 30, 2017

This course was very helpful! Thank you.

By Ben T

Nov 18, 2016

Great useful course