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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Building a Data Science Team by Johns Hopkins University

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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.
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Dec 14, 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.


Jan 14, 2021

Very well organized. Might consider adding couple of additional speakers with with more executive and management level experience with organizations that successfully implemented Data Science.

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By Cédric B

Apr 13, 2019

Little long… If you already managed teams, too much common sense stuffs. Still worth it.

By Joseph F

Jul 5, 2021

This is a good course to understand the concepts and how to build a data science team

By Usman A

Jan 17, 2018

There are too many variations in how teams get built, recruited and ramped up.

By Basil D

Aug 29, 2018

Quick and helpful for starting and supporting a team in an immature company.

By Thomas A

May 9, 2016

Gives a good overview for newbies in the field and provides a few great link

By Karthik S N

Apr 24, 2016

Great for a someone who wants to build or invest in a data science team.

By Keuntae K

Mar 6, 2018

Overall, this course is good. Some sections seem to be quite lengthy.

By Rubén D C R

Sep 25, 2016

I will like a little more of excersices, "real"/"simulate" problems.

By Cameron S

Aug 22, 2021

Good course. I would definitely recommend to other Program Managers

By Kitven L

Dec 30, 2020

Can make the courses more concise but overall useful information

By Siddharth M

Mar 11, 2017

This course was much better than the previous one in the series.

By Luis C

Feb 16, 2016

A good overview on how to build and manage data science teams.

By Stamatis-Christos S

Dec 7, 2020

questions in 2 of the quizzes were complicated for no reason.

By Ruchit G

Mar 19, 2018

Good overview and learning on how to build data science teams

By Lai Y W @ L Y W

Aug 14, 2020

Easy to learn a lot of insights of data science team set up.

By Srinivasa L

Dec 1, 2017

Good class for some one completely new to building DS teams

By Nilay B

Dec 18, 2016

Material presented was succinct and easily understandable.

By Matheus R

Feb 6, 2016

Good overview on the roles and how to align expectations.

By Ankush B

Nov 4, 2015

Covers theory of basics for building the team very well.

By Juliana A

Jul 12, 2017

Very informative but a bit repetitive ate some points.

By Naveen S S

Apr 22, 2020

Course materials are really good which provides

By Murat K K

Nov 16, 2017

Good overview for beginners. I totally suggest.

By Stephanie G

May 20, 2018

A brush up on management 101 with a data twist

By Federico J D F

Sep 6, 2020

The class content was very clear and concise.

By Weihua W

Jan 18, 2016

Expensive course.

Good for how to find a team.