Leadership for Analytics Teams

Show up early, it pays off.

—Edward Tufte

What are we talking about when we use the term leadership? What makes leading an advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) team different than any other high-performing team? In what ways are the team dynamics different in an analytics team compared to software development teams and other project teams in general?

Leadership is a well-worn term used in a highly varied and diverse set of contexts. In this chapter, we will use the term to describe and discuss the people who attract, evaluate, hire, manage, fire, lead, and otherwise direct and encourage all the aspects of the daily operation of an advanced analytics and AI team.

The people in the leadership positions ...

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