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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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Great course, learned lots about building and leading a data science team; and also some tips on keeping teams motivated and ensuing communication and collaboration works well.


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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 N. L

Mar 28, 2016

Easy to understanding the structure knowledge of building a data science team.

By Lisa G

Oct 27, 2016

Really well put together material and the Jeff Leek is engaging as a lecturer

By Ahmed A

May 11, 2020

clear video and further reading material with good support from the lecturer

By Mallon L

Feb 20, 2019

Good course. Helps you visualize what you need to build a data science team.

By Luis a l a

Aug 23, 2022

great course for managers to understand how to proceed with their DS teams

By Sanjay J

Jan 12, 2021

Basic 'common sense' things stated in a simple manner. Thank you for this!

By Tirthankar C

Dec 29, 2020

Brilliant Course! It gives all dimensions of building a data science team.

By Deleted A

Mar 31, 2017

Good introduction to managing a team from the perspective of Data Science.

By Juan F

Oct 24, 2016

Great course for someone who will be leading a DS team for the first time.

By Felix E R P

Jun 15, 2016

Good course to build a foundation on how to recruit your data science team

By ellen w

Jul 28, 2017

Practical info that's a useful quick reference for data science managers.

By Setia B

Nov 30, 2017

Great course to understand several different roles in data science team.

By Omid F

May 10, 2019

Thank you very much for your excellent course.

Best Regards

Omid Faseli

By Nitin P

Nov 18, 2017

Liked the way the course topics are organized to understand the basics.

By Felipe M

Apr 9, 2021

Excelente curso, me ayudó a enfocar mi estrategia con el equipo de DS.

By Peter C

Jan 5, 2020

Really enjoyed this summary course about building a data science team.

By Ivan D

Oct 25, 2019

It was really helpful, useful and give me a lot of pleasure to listen.

By Scott L

Dec 3, 2017

Super helpful information that is not really found anywhere right now.

By Debashis D

Jan 8, 2018

Good coverage regarding finer nuances of managing a Data Science team

By David S

Feb 11, 2017

Very well documented and presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

By Ananda M

Oct 5, 2015

Very good practical review of the composition of a data science team.

By Penny A B

Jun 17, 2019

Informative and worth your time especially if you lack HR knowledge.

By Kamal M

May 5, 2020

Very eloquent lecturer. Kudos for making it quick but informative.

By William ( F W I

Sep 11, 2020

This is the second in this series and I loved every second of it.

By Manuel E

Jul 3, 2019

Excellent course. Liked the practical approach to interviewing.