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How do data science projects work?

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A primer for managers, stakeholders and those that are interested According to the LinkedIn 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, data science roles on the social network have grown over 650% since 2012. The same report notes that there are 9.8 times more machine learning engineers working today than there were 5 years ago. But, given that data science is a nascent field, do we really know how to run projects in a way that allows […]

Why I couldn’t write a manager README

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OK, so I tried. I really did try to write one. Multiple times. But for some reason, they all came out trite. Whenever I had a spare moment during the long Bank Holiday weekend, I would open up my laptop and begin to make notes on the definition of my role, on what I expect from those that report into me, how I like to communicate, the intricacies of my personality, and so on. Each […]

Can optimism ever be bad?

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Our psychology Taking a first step into management from an individual contributor background can be tough. Not only is the role a step up in terms of accountability and responsibility, it also widens the interfaces in which one operates: increased debate and discussion, more exposure to opposing views both inside and outside of the team, and deeper emotional connections, tensions and breakthroughs. An engineering manager can find themselves as a conduit and chair for all […]