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The Data Science Project Checklist

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What do flight attendants, surgical teams, and successful data science project managers have in common? They all use a checklist. Why? Although every surgery, project, and flight is different, each has a repeatable pattern. And checklists can help remind us of each step and major consideration. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Start with a base data […]

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Scaling a Model with Data Driven Scrum at Lely

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The following is an interview by Jeff Saltz with Jelle de Jong. Jelle, a certified DSPA Team Lead, is an independent consultant. He currently works with Lely, an agricultural business based in the Netherlands. Jeff: Can you provide some background on your consulting business? Jelle: I’ve been in the quantitative modeling industry for 15+ years. […]

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Data Science Management: 5 Key Concepts

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The rapid increase in the number of data science projects and teams is driving an increasing need for data science management. To address this gap, it is tempting to think that any project manager (from a different field) could do the job. Or that a good senior data scientist would naturally be a good data […]

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What is Machine Learning Operations?

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So you just completed a machine learning model and got great results! Mission accomplished? Not quite. Rather, you’re probably still early in your journey because … “No machine learning model is valuable, unless it’s deployed to production.” – Luigi Patruno …And even after you deployed your model, you’re still not done. Rather, you probably want […]

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Data Analyst vs Data Scientist

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As organizations continue to expand their data analysis competencies, the data science function is becoming more of a team sport with numerous team roles within the data science group. Of all these roles, the difference between the data analyst and data scientist role is perhaps the most confusing. Indeed, the roles have similar responsibilities. Data […]

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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 data science steps you take to deliver a project or analysis. 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 of data science […]