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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 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.


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 Nachum S

Jul 11, 2018

Good, some of it a bit basic and general

By Brian N

Apr 10, 2018

Good for introduction in Data Science

By suman c

Feb 25, 2018

Gave summarized managerial overview.

By naresh

Jan 12, 2017

Easy to understand and very valuable


Jun 2, 2020

interesting courses to learn online

By Clara A R

Dec 26, 2018

I really liked the course structure


Oct 14, 2015

Topics are explained pretty good

By Muhammad A S

May 15, 2020

Simple, and full of examples.

By Richard B

Jul 19, 2017

really good practical content

By Onur G

Apr 2, 2018

It covers all the essentials

By Clovis J

Nov 22, 2020

Very informative course

By Supriya M

Mar 12, 2018

Excellent Introduction.

By Atila T

Sep 26, 2017

Clear. Compact. Good.

By Christopher L

Apr 25, 2018

Good introduction.

By Elimane N

Apr 20, 2019

Very nice course

By Francos G S A

Jan 17, 2021

nice quizzes...

By Ivan T

Apr 19, 2020

Good overview.

By Pranjal S

May 28, 2020

Great Course

By Marianne O

Feb 23, 2018

Very helpful


Jun 1, 2017

great course

By Asad M

Mar 18, 2020

good course

By Sourav P

Feb 26, 2018

Good course


Jul 7, 2020

Bit tough

By Ramkumar

Jun 27, 2017

Great one

By Paulose B

Oct 19, 2016

too pricy