Testimonials

Student Testimonials

DSPA Team Leads are in 15+ countries across North America, South AmericaEurope, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Below are testimonials from some of our Certified Team Leads. You can also explore our Team Lead Interviews.


“As a Scrum Master, the DSPA Team Lead course helped me to look at what I do from different viewpoints. I now not only have a better understanding of how developers look at the Agile process, but also how Data Scientists look at the Agile process.”

“This new understanding will help me to better run my Teams and run different types of Teams. What I liked best, and helped me the most, was the one on one aspect of the course. Our weekly sessions helped me to ask questions that I would not have been able to via e-mail.”

Joe Acquavella
Scrum Master at CACI International Inc – USA


“The course was very useful. It covered both the theoretical and practical aspects of Data Science Project Management. The training also validated my belief that our software development efforts are different than our data science efforts, which means that our data science projects should have a different process than our software development team process.”

“The mentoring sessions were very valuable, as was the ability to go back over the material at any time.”

Hector Rangel
Consulting & Data Science lead at Arena Analytics – Mexico


“The course was extremely useful. My only regret is not having taken it sooner. The format was surprisingly easy to follow. Short lectures, followed by interesting discussions amongst the lecturers, made the material very easy to digest.”

“The best part of the course was probably the weekly one-on-one interactions with the lead trainer, which were extremely useful.”

Dr Thibaut Jombart
Senior Data Scientist – World Health Organization (WHO).
Associate Professor in Outbreak Analytics – London School of Hygiene and Tropical / Imperial College London


“Understanding the course content was helpful, but the real value-add we experienced was the 1-on-1 sessions with the DSPA team; it’s how we learned ways to apply the course content to our unique work environment.”

“Implementing the suggestions we got from the DSPA team has helped us set more reasonable expectations for how we should manage projects and helped us develop a roadmap toward doing this better”

Daniel Miller 
Project Manager at Pandata – USA


“This course helped me understand how a data science team should think and I came out of the course with a better understanding of how to tackle data science project management problems.”

“I liked that there was offline work that could be done at own free time, combined with live discussions that were very friendly and helpful.”

Xavier Leow
Technical Project Manager at Shopee – Singapore


“I highly recommend this course. It focuses on essential skills that I immediately put to work on a data science project.”

“I tell my friends and peers – Take this class for the insights it adds to your project toolkit.”

Vince Plaza 
Principal Consultant at Plaza Consulting, Inc. – USA


“This course was very helpful, in that it refreshed my memory on SCRUM and indeed its limitations and benefits as well as introduced some methods I’d not considered before.”

“I enjoyed it all to be honest. Focusing on real life and workflows was important to me as its great knowing a theory but how do you implement and use is always the killer part.”

Mark Bonnett
Scrum Master / Program Manager – Independent Consultant UK and Saudi Arabia


“I would recommend the course as it gives you the conceptual frameworks to think constructively on how to better organize data science work within your organization.”

“Great to have discussions with someone who thinks from a methodological perspective, but also has hands-on experience with managing data science work.
Also, I enjoyed the discussions in the videos between the course instructors.”

Jelle De Jong 
Principal Consultant at Quantitative Business Consulting – Netherlands


“I would highly recommend this course to the Project Managers who are stepping into or already managing DS projects.”

“DS projects need a change of approach and mindset. This course provides guidance and direction on how the various phases of DS projects need to be executed using Agile Data Science concepts and the Data Driven Scrum collaboration framework. It shows New Ways of Working that is more suitable to DS projects.”

Nikhil Javeri
Project Manager / Scrum Master at ANZ – Australia


“The course has been helpful for my team as we continue to realign how execute our projects, based on Data Driven Scrum.”

“Once you follow Data Driven Scrum principles when tackling any projects, the chances of your success will be higher than you think.”

Thomas Malundo 
Project manager / Scrum Master at Ameriprise – USA

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