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 […]
The Boston Dynamics humanoid robot tripping over a curtain and tumbling off stage? A prediction model that tips a teen’s parents off to her pregnancy? A music recommendation engine that suggests Coldplay? Yup. There are just too many big data, data science, and data analytics failure examples to cover in just one post. Indeed, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
During the past few months, we conducted a poll to see what project management framework teams used to help execute their data science projects. Based on our survey of 109 respondents, nearly half of the respondents most commonly use CRISP-DM. This was followed by Scrum, Kanban and “My Own”. See results below. A quick review of the […]
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 […]
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 in the discussion of data science vs software engineering, and you’ll find key differences in the two fields: Data science is more exploratory. Software engineers are more focused […]
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 […]
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.
Can you mix and match elements of multiple project management approaches? Of course! This post explores two such general hybrid approaches for data science:agile-waterfall and research and development.