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Project Management for Data Analytics

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This post will explore managing analytics projects by focusing on three questions: What is the difference between a data scientist and a data analyst? What is the difference between analytics projects and data science projects? What project management / project coordination framework might be helpful to manage analytics projects? Project Management Training for Data Analytics […]

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What is a Data Science Life Cycle?

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A data science life cycle is an iterative set of steps you take to deliver a data science project or product. Because every data science project and team are different, every specific data science life cycle is different. However, most data science projects tend to flow through the same general life cycle. With help from […]

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Managing Machine Learning Projects

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Machine Learning Project Management is of growing importance If you are leading machine learning projects, you have probably noticed (or soon will notice) that machine learning project management is of growing importance and that it would be extremely helpful to have a repeatable agile process framework that helps to ensure the team can generate useful […]

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How to Lead Data Science Teams

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It’s an understatement that great leadership is challenging and rare. And leading data science teams has unique challenges: Stakeholders might get disillusioned by your team’s inability to deliver magic The battle to recruit and retain data science talent is fierce Data science’s ethical dilemmas are particularly perplexing There is not an agreed-upon process for managing […]

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What is a Data Science Workflow?

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A data science workflow defines the phases (or steps) in a data science project. Using a well-defined data science workflow is useful in that it provides a simple way to remind all data science team members of the work to be done to do a data science project. One way to think about the benefit […]

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Data Science vs Software Engineering

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The battle between Data Science vs Software Engineering isn’t really a battle. Rather these are two somewhat overlapping and complementary fields that are similar in many ways. However, dig deeper, and you’ll find key differences: Data science is more exploratory. Software engineers are more focused on systems building. And data science project management should be […]

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3 Steps to Define a Data Science Process

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How do you effectively define a data science process? Conceptually, a data science process explains and defines how a team should execute a project. Having a robust, repeatable process helps to ensure that the project efficiently and effectively delivers actionable insight. In this article, I’ll explore how to create a well-defined data science process in […]

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10 Ways to Manage a Data Science Project – Part IV: Emerging Approaches

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So are there new emerging approaches that are data science native? Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process (TDSP), Domino Data Lab’s Data Science Life Cycle, and the Data Science Process Alliance’s Data Driven Scrum (DDS) are approaches that are both data science native and agile. There are pros and cons specific to each approach but they share some fundamental principles.