Chapter 13

Acquiring Resources and Competencies

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Determining the skill sets needed for an effective data science team

Bullet Exploring the characteristics of a data scientist

Bullet Applying structure to a data science team

Bullet Keeping the talent you acquire

Nearly every company now has the ability to collect data, and the amount of data is growing larger and larger. This has led to a higher demand for employees with specialized skills who can effectively organize and analyze this data to glean business insights. Unfortunately, not only does the demand for data scientists surpass the available supply, many of the aspiring data scientists in the market don't have the skillset or experience needed for available positions.

Warning The specialized, complex nature of data science work poses a significant problem for hiring. In fact, there’s still genuine confusion in the job market about what the term data scientist actually means. There are often specific technical requirements that different roles ...

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