Data Science Teams
Posted by Andrew B. Collier on 2015-10-16.
And even that insanely curious data scientist, if he or she insists on working alone, won’t be able to produce the most valuable insights. Those come from high-performing teams combining individuals who are individually curious and naturally creative, but also collaborative in their approach to the art and science of experimentation. A great data science team is like a jazz quartet, where individuals are always riffing off of one another, and each takes the music to a new and unexpected place. Josh Sullivan, Get the Right Data Scientists Asking the "Wrong" Questions, Harvard Business Review, 2014
I’m a big believer in heterogeneous teams and I thrive when working alongside people with different education, background and experience. I think that Sullivan’s simile above is extremely apt.