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Data Science

Create Teams That Ask the Right Questions and Deliver Real Value

Authors: Rose, Doug

  • Shows how to create data science teams from existing talent in organizations 
  • Teaches how to cost-efficiently extract maximum business value from the organizations’ data
  • Presents the data science life cycle (DSLC) to model the essential processes and practices for delivering value
  • Details the use of sprints and storytelling to help teams stay on track and adapt to new knowledge
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About this book

Learn how to build a data science team within your organization rather than hiring from the outside. Teach your team to ask the right questions to gain actionable insights into your business.

Most organizations still focus on objectives and deliverables. Instead, a data science team is exploratory. They use the scientific method to ask interesting questions and run small experiments. Your team needs to see if the data illuminate their questions. Then, they have to use critical thinking techniques to justify their insights and reasoning. They should pivot their efforts to keep their insights aligned with business value. Finally, your team needs to deliver these insights as a compelling story.

Insight!: How to Build Data Science Teams that Deliver Real Business Value shows that the most important thing you can do now is help your team think about data. Management coach Doug Rose walks you through the process of creating and managing effective data science teams. You will learn how to find the right people inside your organization and equip them with the right mindset. The book has three overarching concepts:

  • You should mine your own company for talent. You can’t change your organization by hiring a few data science superheroes.
  • You should form small, agile-like data teams that focus on delivering valuable insights early and often.
  • You can make real changes to your organization by telling compelling data stories. These stories are the best way to communicate your insights about your customers, challenges, and industry.

What Your Will Learn:
  • Create data science teams from existing talent in your organization to cost-efficiently extract maximum business value from your organization’s data
  • Understand key data science terms and concepts 
  • Follow practical guidance to create and integrate an effective data science team with key roles and the responsibilities for each team member 
  • Utilize the data science life cycle (DSLC) to model essential processes and practices for delivering value
  • Use sprints and storytelling to help your team stay on track and adapt to new knowledge

Who This Book Is For
Data science project managers and team leaders. The secondary readership is data scientists, DBAs, analysts, senior management, HR managers, and performance specialists.

About the authors

Doug Rose specializes in organizational coaching, training, and change management. He has worked for over twenty years transforming organizations with technology and training and helping large companies optimize their business processes and improve productivity and delivery. He teaches business and project management courses at the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, and the University of Virginia, and he delivers his online Agile @Work business courses on Lynda.com. He is the author of Leading Agile Teams (PMI Press). Rose has an MS in Information Management and a JD from Syracuse University, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Reviews

“This fine book … guides those responsible for building such a team on how to build the best possible data science team for her/his organization. … It explains not only the internal workings of optimum data science teams, but also the activities that happen around such teams. … a very useful book for managers who need to create and govern teams that handle data science in the best possible way for their organizations, without having to learn data science.” (Computing Reviews, June, 2017)


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eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2253-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2252-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Data Science
Book Subtitle
Create Teams That Ask the Right Questions and Deliver Real Value
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Doug Rose
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2253-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2253-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2252-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 251
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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