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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 Gregory L

Nov 27, 2019

Great overview course on the subject

By Christos R

Jun 2, 2019

Very nice course, highly recommended

By wladimir r

Aug 26, 2018


By Chris C

Nov 19, 2017

Very in depth (almost too in depth!)

By Claudia Z

May 6, 2017

Great course, I have learned a lot!

By Nina R

Jan 12, 2020

Very useful and easy to comprehend

By Andres J

Nov 7, 2019

Effective. Quick and to the point.

By chandra s

May 22, 2017

Excellent course!!.Really liked it

By Cathy M

Dec 31, 2021

Great course, highly recommended.

By Catherine O U

May 21, 2020

Prof. Jeff Leek is a power tutor!

By Onédio S S J

Feb 12, 2020

Congratulations! Excelent course!

By Anton M

Jul 6, 2017

Short, great teacher, interesting

By Jeremy R B

Oct 3, 2020

Good Course to review management

By Deleted A

Jun 19, 2019

Very useful - real world insight

By Priyanka F P

Apr 14, 2019

Excellent technical information!

By Rodrigo N

Mar 19, 2017

A nice course, and very helpful!

By Stephen L

Oct 4, 2015

I thought this course was great.

By Yilmaz M

Jun 2, 2020

It was great experience for me.

By Simon B

May 16, 2017

A great integrated perspective.

By Andri Q

Sep 24, 2018

It is help me to setup my team

By Dr. I M

Jun 19, 2016

Very challenging and practical

By Albino C

Apr 3, 2020

Just excellent !! Thank you !


Aug 7, 2018

Good to understand the basics

By Diem-Thy ( T

Mar 23, 2019

Informative and to the point

By Tan L

Nov 28, 2018

Learn a lot! Thanks so much!