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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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Top reviews

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 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.

By Nachum S

Jul 11, 2018

Good, some of it a bit basic and general

By Brian N

Apr 10, 2018

Good for introduction in Data Science

By Suman C

Feb 25, 2018

Gave summarized managerial overview.

By naresh

Jan 12, 2017

Easy to understand and very valuable


Jun 2, 2020

interesting courses to learn online

By Clara A R

Dec 26, 2018

I really liked the course structure


Oct 14, 2015

Topics are explained pretty good

By Muhammad A S

May 15, 2020

Simple, and full of examples.

By Richard B

Jul 19, 2017

really good practical content

By Onur G

Apr 2, 2018

It covers all the essentials

By Clovis J

Nov 22, 2020

Very informative course

By Supriya M

Mar 12, 2018

Excellent Introduction.

By Atila T

Sep 26, 2017

Clear. Compact. Good.

By Christopher L

Apr 25, 2018

Good introduction.

By Elimane N

Apr 20, 2019

Very nice course