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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.


Jul 07, 2020

Well Taught Course , loved the lecturer present the information,for you who want to improved your management skill in data science this course can provide the introduction ,REST ? read a book

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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!

By Nina R

Jan 12, 2020

Very useful and easy to comprehend

By Andres J

Nov 07, 2019

Effective. Quick and to the point.


May 23, 2017

Excellent course!!.Really liked it

By Catherine O U

May 21, 2020

Prof. Jeff Leek is a power tutor!

By Onédio S S J

Feb 12, 2020

Congratulations! Excelent course!

By Anton M

Jul 06, 2017

Short, great teacher, interesting

By Jeremy R B

Oct 03, 2020

Good Course to review management

By Paul T R

Jun 19, 2019

Very useful - real world insight

By Priyanka F P

Apr 14, 2019

Excellent technical information!

By Rodrigo N

Mar 19, 2017

A nice course, and very helpful!

By Stephen L

Oct 04, 2015

I thought this course was great.

By Yılmaz M

Jun 02, 2020

It was great experience for me.

By Simon B

May 16, 2017

A great integrated perspective.

By Andri Q

Sep 24, 2018

It is help me to setup my team

By Isaiah M

Jun 19, 2016

Very challenging and practical