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Managing Data Science

By : Kirill Dubovikov
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Managing Data Science

By: Kirill Dubovikov

Overview of this book

Data science and machine learning can transform any organization and unlock new opportunities. However, employing the right management strategies is crucial to guide the solution from prototype to production. Traditional approaches often fail as they don't entirely meet the conditions and requirements necessary for current data science projects. In this book, you'll explore the right approach to data science project management, along with useful tips and best practices to guide you along the way. After understanding the practical applications of data science and artificial intelligence, you'll see how to incorporate them into your solutions. Next, you will go through the data science project life cycle, explore the common pitfalls encountered at each step, and learn how to avoid them. Any data science project requires a skilled team, and this book will offer the right advice for hiring and growing a data science team for your organization. Later, you'll be shown how to efficiently manage and improve your data science projects through the use of DevOps and ModelOps. By the end of this book, you will be well versed with various data science solutions and have gained practical insights into tackling the different challenges that you'll encounter on a daily basis.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Section 1: What is Data Science?
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Section 2: Building and Sustaining a Team
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Section 3: Managing Various Data Science Projects
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Section 4: Creating a Development Infrastructure

Summary

In this chapter, we have explored the common pitfalls of data science projects, as well as how to manage research projects with tools such as experiment backlog and experiment tracking. We have also seen how prototypes differ from research projects and looked at how to manage prototype development from the standpoint of an MVP. Those techniques were then summarized in a case study that concerned MVP development in a consulting company. Finally, we enumerated and systematized the major risks and their solutions for research, prototype, and production systems.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to grow data science products and improve internal team performance by using reusable technology.