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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. 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 Peter P

Apr 16, 2016

Interesting, but content is a bit limited

By Deepak G

Jun 28, 2016

Very short. Quality of the course is OK.

By Joey S

Feb 27, 2018

The content is OK, but not exciting.

By Angel S

Jan 11, 2016

Quite useful

By Scott K

Oct 29, 2018

The content of this course was fine, but the quizzes were very poorly worded. The multiple choice answers were ambiguous and vague, making me spend FAR more time fretting on the interpretation of the phrase "assess a skill used in practice" than on recalling the truth of the course and applying that clearly to an answer. Particularly the Management Strategies and Assembling a Team quizzes were the worst of the set. If the article referenced in the question mentions "gaming the system" TWICE in the text, and that's provided as a possible answer, but that answer is wrong, then the quiz itself fails to accomplish the goal.

By Krijn v B

Nov 08, 2016

The explanation of roles is clear. So are other remarkt / piffalls / do's and don'ts. But those are valid for all specialist functions

Couple of remarks:

(1) The target audience seems to be the data manager, rather than any executive (C/ C-1 level) of function (HR) dealing with building a data science team.

(2) With regard to management and organizing, I missed the "academic" level (organisational design) nor did it help in setting up data science (where / how to start ?).

By Tony M

Nov 03, 2016

I'm not sure if the material presented in this course warranted a whole separate course (even if it only was one week). It probably could have been inserted in various segments of a larger data science specialization throughout the classes. Most of the topics discussed should be common knowledge to a mid-level manager of data science or even strategic marketing in general.

By Randhir N

Dec 22, 2017

Many things were unwanted ....for example Assembling team or On-boarding - are common for all the teams. There was nothing new from Data Science point of view. If you replace the word 'Data Science' by 'Any Project' then also the above mentioned module will have same meaning. Hence I did not like this module.

Thanks

Randhir

By Rafael H R

Apr 15, 2019

Horrible experience with one quiz where I lost hours just because it is completely misleading, tricky and bad formulated. Many people had the same experience from long time ago and they didn’t have the courtesy to fixed it.

By Marek N

Sep 07, 2016

In my opinion this course does not fit to the specialization well. Not sure how big proportion of the specialization students have a background different from data science and are going to manage the data science team.

By Jonás G F

Sep 20, 2017

Pretty disappointing, one would expect something more useful and closer to data science, rather than a bunch of void general advises on very basic leadership strategies.

By Nikhil S

Mar 02, 2018

The course could have been more structured than it is; without excessive overlap of content between different parts, the course could have been more succinct.

By Terry L

Oct 25, 2016

This material is important, but the assessment quizzes were tedious as the right answer often hung on some small obscure remark that was hard to recall.

By Polychronis ( P

Nov 13, 2018

Why wright a review? Since you do not present them publicly so it doesn't make sense to me to give any feedback. :-)

By Florian K

Aug 21, 2019

Some useful insights particular to managing a data science team, otherwise pretty Basic leadership stuff.

By Marcelo H G

Jul 13, 2017

Needs review and grow a bit the content. Improve concepts and include Operations and Project Management.

By Sarah S

Dec 30, 2019

Really heavy on the basics of management, vs the skills needed in individual roles.

By Cheng-Jiun M

Oct 12, 2015

information is useful. But, still, it is a shame to split one month course to 4.

By Scott W

Mar 14, 2018

Good material, but lectures were poorly organized. Quizzes were poorly done.

By Craig A B

May 17, 2019

It's a bit too general, and listy.

By Himanshu P

Nov 21, 2017

pointless course....

By David J

Nov 04, 2019

Should not be part of a course "Executive Data Science". very basic and no real insight into what makes a data science team different (if indeed it is).

By Luis H

Jun 22, 2018

No me gustó, dado que la información no es clara y no se puede avanzar de forma adecuada debido a que las evaluaciones son muy confusas.

By Karen D

Jun 22, 2017

Seemed like his personal ideas. I didn't see any indication the information was based on any research or empirical study.

By Deleted A

Nov 02, 2016

Rudimentary HR / new supervisor level information. Not specific to Data Science either.