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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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Sep 30, 2018

Very good course. Narrated team building process in easy steps.

By 黄俊皓

Nov 30, 2017

the course is easy to learn , thank all that the course teacher

By Jesus P

Jul 27, 2017

very useful information with excelent and enjoyable exposition

By Jociana L

Sep 1, 2020

Nice Content! Pratical and easy to follow. Loved this module.

By Edij

Dec 30, 2017

Excellent introduction to how to build a data scientist team.

By Pascal U E

Oct 29, 2018

Good course for Data Scientist manager, I fully recommend it

By Michael F

Jan 18, 2018

nice, easy to follow introduction and guidlines to the topic

By Abdul W

Nov 19, 2017

Thank you very much Instructors for introducing this course.

By Mohammad Z R

Aug 20, 2017

Concise & good overview on Data team building & management.

By Dejan K

Aug 14, 2020

first time took a course on coursera. enjoyed quite a bit.

By Gustavo V

Mar 31, 2019

Usefull information to start building a data science team.

By Som D M

Feb 21, 2017

A quick and Great introduction on building effective Teams

By Luis E C

Jan 7, 2016

Excellent resource for a manager in data science projects.

By Paulo B S

Jul 4, 2019

Excelent combination between management and data science.

By Nisha S

Aug 26, 2017

This course is a good-start for new Data science managers

By Sateesh K R

Mar 9, 2016

Excellent Course for everyone keen to learn data science.

By Piyapong B

Dec 5, 2016

Very informative course on building a data science team!

By Ashish L

Apr 20, 2019

Very nice overview of how to build a Data Science Team.

By Lewis Z

Sep 18, 2020

Really great lectures and would recommend this course!

By Ashish P

Jul 1, 2020

Great Understanding of how to build data science team

By Lech H

Apr 15, 2021

Very practical hints based on the actual experience.

By Livia d

Mar 6, 2019

Straight to the point! Very objective information.

By Claudia K J

Feb 5, 2019



May 11, 2020

i really love this course it was very informative

By S M A J

May 5, 2020

My First course on management and was a great one