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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 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.


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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Jan 06, 2018

Very Important with Managing Data Analysis course

By Promod R

Feb 28, 2019

Fabulous and easy to understand and internalize!

By Maximilian L

May 03, 2020

Great course with very practical key messages!

By Muhd A

Oct 28, 2018

Thank you for providing such a great platform.

By Alberto D E

May 14, 2018

The basic for building and managing a DS team.

By Gary L

Jan 09, 2016

Great overview of building a data science team

By Ubirajara A T S

Nov 24, 2015

Very good and interesting course, I recommend!

By Paul F

Jan 05, 2018

Excellent overview of the data science team

By Ayna M

Dec 15, 2017

So much practical, easy-to-digest material!

By mark g

Jan 16, 2017

For those non technical coming to the subje

By James J

Oct 23, 2016

Really great course, quick yet informative!

By Chloe L

Oct 18, 2017

Great course, great teacher, super useful!

By Matthew B

Apr 21, 2016

Great advice, helpful reference material.


Feb 24, 2018

The course achieved all my expectations.

By Franziska M

Apr 30, 2017

This course was very helpful! Thank you.

By Naren

Mar 02, 2017

Very helpful and easy learning and objec

By suresh

Dec 04, 2016

very informative with practical inputs.

By Reiner P

May 20, 2020

The course was good, also the content.

By Silvia T

May 01, 2018

Excellent course. Great presentations.

By austin v v

Apr 23, 2018

Simple and powerful, really well done.

By Gregory L

Nov 27, 2019

Great overview course on the subject

By Christos R

Jun 02, 2019

Very nice course, highly recommended

By Wladimir R

Aug 26, 2018


By Chris C

Nov 20, 2017

Very in depth (almost too in depth!)

By Claudia Z

May 06, 2017

Great course, I have learned a lot!