Do I need a data science team?

One of the questions often addressed to me is whether an organization needs a data science team or not.

The way in which an organization will interact with data science depends a little bit on what kind of organization it is.

To some extent, it depends a lot on the size of the organization. So, when it is just a start up, when it is an early stage company, or just one person with a very small team, then we may not need to worry so much yet about how to do experimentation, how to do machine learning, how to do sort of prediction and downstream calculations. The first order of business is just making sure we keep our data in order. And the way to do that is to make sure we focus on infrastructure.

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Organizational Change Management

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage”
de Geus, HBR 1988

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas, as in escaping from the old ones.”. John Maynard Keynes

Change has become the essence of management … so to survive and prosper in the future you and your organization will have to perfect ‘outside-in’thinking skills.

An external consultant can help you manage change in an informed and systematic manner while better understanding developments in the environment and NOT as a series of crises.

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