Agile

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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Data Analyst vs Data Scientist

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data analyst vs data scientist

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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How to Lead Data Science Teams

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leading data science teams

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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Data Science vs Software Engineering

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data scientist venn diagram

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 […]

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CRISP-DM for Data Science Teams: 5 Actions to Consider

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While there is no standard process for a team to use when working on a data science project, CRISP-DM (CRoss-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining) is one framework that is often considered for data science projects. Perhaps because of this, there are lots of web sites describing the 6 phases of a CRISP-DM project, and […]