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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

The importance of automated testing

Automated testing is considered to be mandatory in software engineering projects. Slight changes in software code can introduce unintended bugs in other parts, so it is important to check that everything works as intended as frequently as possible. Automated tests that are written in a programming language allow testing the system as many times as you like. The principle of CI advises running tests each time a change in code is pushed to a version control system. A multitude of testing frameworks exists for all major programming languages. Using them, developers can create automated tests for the backend and frontend parts of their product. Large software projects can include thousands of automated tests that are run each time someone changes the code. Tests can consume significant resources and require a lot of time for completion. To solve...