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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?
Section 2: Building and Sustaining a Team
Section 3: Managing Various Data Science Projects
Section 4: Creating a Development Infrastructure

Building Your Data Science Team

In this chapter, we will learn about the three key aspects of building a successful team and explain the role of a leader in a data science team. We will learn how to build and sustain a balanced team that's capable of delivering end-to-end solutions. Then, we will set out a plan that we will improve and add several useful management skills to our arsenal: leadership by example, active listening, empathy and emotional quotient, trust, and delegation. We will also consider how advocating a growth mindset can be a major part of the team development process.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Achieving team Zen
  • Leadership and people management
  • Facilitating a growth mindset