Creating and maintaining a healthy data science practice in your organization is no small feat. Data scientists — other-worldly, rare, valuable, needy, strange, and hyper-sensitive — what do they need to produce business value for your company? It can seem as complicated as growing orchids, but complicated does not mean impossible.
Orchids are grown every day, largely because the best practices for success have been discovered, honed and circulated. Does your company provide the sunshine, water, and nutrient-rich soil that your data team needs to thrive? Do you provide them with direction, access, and infrastructure? This talk will attempt not to over-torture this gardening metaphor as it delineates crucial do’s and don’t’s for a data practice that thrives and yields.