Iâ€™m thrilled to announce that Data Teams: A unified management model for successful data-focused teams is available for purchase!Â My goal is to drive a real increase in the percentage of successful big data projects.
Data Teams represents years of work and research, helping teams start and helping fix data teams. It isnâ€™t an academic book filled with my theories about how data teams might work or how Iâ€™d like them to work. It shares my extensive experience in helping companies create value with data in the real world. Because of my consulting services, Iâ€™ve been able to work with many organizations and industries worldwide. I was able to see the patterns and commonalities because I had access to a large sample of data, and I could experiment with the best practices.
Some books cover how to create analytics or data science teams. The problem is that they try to solve every problem with just a data science or an analytics team. They donâ€™t share a unified model for creating value with all of the data teams. Data Teams shares a unified model for building successful data teams. Being successful includes ensuring you have the three fundamental teams: data science, data engineering, and operations. Without all three teams, the data teams wonâ€™t achieve their highest and best output.
The book answers common management questions about data teams:
- Are you starting a data team and donâ€™t know where to start?
- Are your data teams working but not producing, and you donâ€™t know why?
- Do the teams have the right people and skills for the job?
- What kinds of skills to look for in staff?
- How to hire or promote staff?
- How should the teams interact with each other as well as with the larger organization?
- How to recognize and head off problems in the data teams?
Itâ€™s important to note I didnâ€™t want the book to just reflect my ideas and perceptions. There are contributions to sections from other data and analytics luminaries. I did in-depth interviews with the top companies on how they run and structure their teams, and include their contributions.
You can visit the book’s website to get more information and extras.