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Data Science

Create Teams That Ask the Right Questions and Deliver Real Value

  • Doug Rose

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Defining Data Science

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  3. Building Your Data Science Team

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      Pages 43-43
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  4. Delivering in Data Science Sprints

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      Pages 91-91
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  5. Asking Great Questions

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      Pages 143-143
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  6. Storytelling with Data Science

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      Pages 189-189
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  7. Finishing Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book

Introduction

Learn how to build a data science team within your organization rather than hiring from the outside. Teach your team to ask the right questions to gain actionable insights into your business.

Most organizations still focus on objectives and deliverables. Instead, a data science team is exploratory. They use the scientific method to ask interesting questions and run small experiments. Your team needs to see if the data illuminate their questions. Then, they have to use critical thinking techniques to justify their insights and reasoning. They should pivot their efforts to keep their insights aligned with business value. Finally, your team needs to deliver these insights as a compelling story.

Insight!: How to Build Data Science Teams that Deliver Real Business Value shows that the most important thing you can do now is help your team think about data. Management coach Doug Rose walks you through the process of creating and managing effective data science teams. You will learn how to find the right people inside your organization and equip them with the right mindset. The book has three overarching concepts:

  • You should mine your own company for talent. You can’t change your organization by hiring a few data science superheroes.
  • You should form small, agile-like data teams that focus on delivering valuable insights early and often.
  • You can make real changes to your organization by telling compelling data stories. These stories are the best way to communicate your insights about your customers, challenges, and industry.

Keywords

data science team agile analytics data-driven organization data mining scientific method storytelling scrum statistics big data visualization predictive analytics essential questions project management SDLC intuition critical thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Doug Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlantaUSA

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