How to Lead in Data Science (Paperback)

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How to Lead in Data Science (Paperback)


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IN A WORD    A field guide for the unique challenges of data science leadership, filled with transformative insights, personal experiences, and industry examples.

"Spot-on as a career resource! Captures what’s important to be successful as a data scientist.”              
Eric Colson, Former Data Executive at Stitch Fix, Netflix

In How To Lead in Data Science you will learn:

Best practices for leading projects while balancing complex trade-offs
Specifying, prioritizing, and planning projects from vague requirements
Navigating structural challenges in your organization
Working through project failures with positivity and tenacity
Growing your team with coaching, mentoring, and advising
Crafting technology roadmaps and championing successful projects
Driving diversity, inclusion, and belonging within teams
Architecting a long-term business strategy and data roadmap as an executive
Delivering a data-driven culture and structuring productive data science organizations

How to Lead in Data Science is full of techniques for leading data science at every seniority level—from heading up a single project to overseeing a whole company's data strategy. Authors Jike Chong and Yue Cathy Chang share hard-won advice that they've developed building data teams for LinkedIn, Acorns, Yiren Digital, large asset-management firms, Fortune 50 companies, and more. You'll find advice on plotting your long-term career advancement, as well as quick wins you can put into practice right away. Carefully crafted assessments and interview scenarios encourage introspection, reveal personal blind spots, and highlight development areas.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Lead your data science teams and projects to success! To make a consistent, meaningful impact as a data science leader, you must articulate technology roadmaps, plan effective project strategies, support diversity, and create a positive environment for professional growth. This book delivers the wisdom and practical skills you need to thrive as a data science leader at all levels, from team member to the C-suite.

About the book
How to Lead in Data Science shares unique leadership techniques from high-performance data teams. It’s filled with best practices for balancing project trade-offs and producing exceptional results, even when beginning with vague requirements or unclear expectations. You’ll find a clearly presented modern leadership framework based on current case studies, with insights reaching all the way to Aristotle and Confucius. As you read, you’ll build practical skills to grow and improve your team, your company’s data culture, and yourself.

What's inside

How to coach and mentor team members
Navigate an organization’s structural challenges
Secure commitments from other teams and partners
Stay current with the technology landscape
Advance your career

About the reader
For data science practitioners at all levels.

About the author
Dr. Jike Chong and Yue Cathy Chang build, lead, and grow high-performing data teams across industries in public and private companies, such as Acorns, LinkedIn, large asset-management firms, and Fortune 50 companies.

Table of Contents
1 What makes a successful data scientist?
2 Capabilities for leading projects
3 Virtues for leading projects
4 Capabilities for leading people
5 Virtues for leading people
6 Capabilities for leading a function
7 Virtues for leading a function
8 Capabilities for leading a company
9 Virtues for leading a company
10 Landscape, organization, opportunity, and practice
11 Leading in data science and a future outlook
Dr. Jike Chong and Yue Cathy Chang have both built, led, and grown multiple high-performing data teams. Dr. Chong developed the Yiren Digital Ltd. data team from the ground up, expanded and led the data team as chief data scientist at Acorns, and recently led the Hiring Marketplace Data Science team at LinkedIn.

Yue Cathy Chang and her team "parachuted" into companies to address challenging and meaningful data needs. She has worked with leaders of centralized and distributed data teams at organizations big and small, including large asset-management firms and Fortune 50 companies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781617298899
ISBN-10: 1617298891
Publisher: Manning
Publication Date: December 21st, 2021
Pages: 512
Language: English