1) It's a balancing act of exploring and wandering. 2) Look at insights as a sign of delivery.
- As we've seen, there's a real danger…when the team quickly reaches consensus.…Rapid agreement stifles new ideas.…It's also a sign that the team has blind spots…and could fall prey to groupthink.…On the flip side, your team could run…into entirely different challenge.…How do you know when your team is spending…too much time on the wrong question?…When should your team abandon a question and start another?…This is the opposite challenge.…Instead of everyone agreeing, they continue…to ask questions about the wrong thing.…The team ends up wandering instead of exploring.…
In many ways, this is much more difficult challenge…than consensus.…You want your team to feel the freedom to wander.…At the same time, you need to focus on valuable insights.…You don't want to stifle innovation by focusing on delivery,…yet the team has to deliver.…I once worked on a project for a large…home improvement retailer.…They were trying to determine if someone…was a regular person or professional remodeler.…They tried to create a predictive model…
Learn the holistic approach to building teams and deploying data science across disciplines. Identify the key roles and responsibilities, including research lead, data analyst, and project manager. Find out how to define areas of responsibility, foster effective communication, and build compelling reports and visualizations. Then see how to avoid the pitfalls of losing focus and arriving at false consensus. These techniques help you build highly skilled teams that produce deeper insights than you'll find from relying on data scientists alone.
- Creating a data-driven culture
- Defining team roles and areas of responsibility
- Finding wisdom in groups
- Presenting beautiful reports
- Thinking like a team
- Avoiding pitfalls