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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 Teresa B

Mar 24, 2016

High level but with enough details and context to make sense of the manager/exec/director's role in data science or the enterprise employing data science.

By Luis E B C

Dec 04, 2016

I will be using in my project,

It is really important to articulate the various areas of my organization with the data censors, can work transversally

By Andras F

Feb 26, 2018

This is a very well structured and really useful course, with several real-life examples and some interesting blog posts and articles on the subject.

By Jason J

Feb 14, 2018

Great overview of team roles / responsibilities, how the team can "fit" into the organization, and how to handle engagement with non data community

By Sophie L B

Mar 04, 2018

very nice. The boundaries of skills between data engineers and data scientists are sometimes a little artificial but I enjoyed the material a lot.

By William G

Jan 09, 2018

This course gave me a good understanding and helpful tips on how to deal with a professional team to keep them motivated and increase productivity

By Carlos J

Sep 20, 2017

Esta serie de cursos, es recomendable para iniciar en la carrera de Ciencia de Datos, conceptos claros, expuestos por catedráticos de primer nivel

By jackie c

Aug 26, 2017

a good course to get the Data Science team up and running. gives an overview of each roles and their responsibilities so as possible shortcoming.

By Carlos E O S

Jan 03, 2020

Great set of tools requiered to create an Analytics Strategy, something that is very requiered, event at the same level as technical skills.

By Siddharth T

Apr 03, 2016

A very helpful course in understanding how the team composition should be and the typical Job descriptions of different members of the team.

By ranjan k

Sep 26, 2017

Very good course for any manager how to handle and manage team. It not only apply data science team but in general team management as well.

By James L

Jun 16, 2019

Very applicable course structure. Thank you for placing the strengths and challenges of managing a DS team into a well delivered course.

By Zeev G

Mar 13, 2017

very good course for beginners, in my case I built the same team and processes by heart and it matched the suggestions in this course

By Y R S

Apr 22, 2018

It was a good refresher for me on management strategies and learn specifically Data Science team related people management topics.

By Piet-Hein G

Jan 09, 2019

Really insightful, touching on a wide variety of subjects that are relevant to building a data science team. Thank you very much.

By Alvaro S R

Jul 20, 2018

Very useful course given a very good overview of the tasks, profiles and skills you need to build and manage a data science team.

By Kshitij G

Feb 28, 2016

Precise and relevant, and gets one into the groove ethically and practically , on the nuances of on-line learning and ettiquette.

By Evangelos T

Aug 27, 2017

Great insight into how to build a data science team beyond common management issues that typically apply to team management.

By Daniel M M

Aug 24, 2017

Very useful. Practical orientation and general team management practices well translated to data science projects and teams.

By Sylvia M

Jun 05, 2017

Excellent course with the right amount of detail. Examples were directly applicable and additional resources are a bonus.

By Michael B

Sep 04, 2017

Clear and concise guidelines on what to consider when building and managing a high performing data science organization.

By Laurie J P

Jan 26, 2017

Excellent lecturer and the topic focuses on issues specific to data science teams rather than general business practice.

By Omar Z

Apr 09, 2019

Great overview and insight into the effective ways of building and managing a data science team within an organization.

By Federico Z

Apr 26, 2018

Excelente la organización de las clases. Ejemplos claros que sirven para fortalecer la parte más conceptual del curso.

By Victor D R

Jan 18, 2020

Very good Training, there is great material and aspects that are very important to manage a team. Highly recommended.