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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 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.

SM
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 Ben G

Apr 6, 2017

Some of the multiple choice questions are _really_ more opinion than fact - making it almost impossible to get them "right"

By Azran O

Jan 12, 2017

Good pointers but not a lot of unique new insights. A lot of this is based on building any team, not unique to Data Science

By Alfredo A C

Jan 9, 2017

Short, well organized, and very useful. Perhaps quizzes could be improved in order to address more relevant topics. Thanks!

By Paul M

May 16, 2017

Good course; enjoyed the content; learned quite a bit, although the management elements for pretty basic management tasks.

By Diego S

Oct 4, 2016

This course gave me good insight about building a data science team that can be easily related to my work environment.

By Kelly H

Feb 29, 2016

I think the questions in this course do not map as well as they could to the lectures. But, overall it's very helpful.

By Michele S

Jun 2, 2020

Very interesting perspectives from Professionals

Useful tips and great additional resources shared from the teacher

By Synthia

Feb 17, 2019

A great guide to anyone who is building a data science. The professor explained all the topics really well

By Poul H N

Jan 27, 2018

Nice view from the top input regarding the issues facing performing data science on a daily basis.

By Anand P

Jan 21, 2017

Very useful for learners who do not have a background in Data Science or, Software engineering

By Scott K

Oct 10, 2015

Good overview of the different roles and skills needed for the roles of a data science team.

By Hrishikesh

Dec 25, 2016

Excellent Certification course on Team and deliverable management related to Data Science.

By bruce b

Jul 29, 2016

good insights and ways to avoid problems in building and importantly advertising your team

By Cédric B

Apr 13, 2019

Little long… If you already managed teams, too much common sense stuffs. Still worth it.

By Usman A

Jan 17, 2018

There are too many variations in how teams get built, recruited and ramped up.

By Jeffrey B J

Aug 29, 2018

Quick and helpful for starting and supporting a team in an immature company.

By Thomas A

May 9, 2016

Gives a good overview for newbies in the field and provides a few great link

By Karthik S N

Apr 24, 2016

Great for a someone who wants to build or invest in a data science team.

By Keuntae K

Mar 6, 2018

Overall, this course is good. Some sections seem to be quite lengthy.

By Rubén D C R

Sep 25, 2016

I will like a little more of excersices, "real"/"simulate" problems.

By Kitven L

Dec 30, 2020

Can make the courses more concise but overall useful information

By Siddharth M

Mar 11, 2017

This course was much better than the previous one in the series.

By Luis C

Feb 16, 2016

A good overview on how to build and manage data science teams.

By Stamatis-Christos S

Dec 7, 2020

questions in 2 of the quizzes were complicated for no reason.

By Ruchit G

Mar 19, 2018

Good overview and learning on how to build data science teams