Exploring Employment and Consulting 

Good Morning group. A very warm welcome everyone to the new Analytics for Management group. And thank you for your patience as we were brainstorming content ideas that you would find useful. This is your space  for Analytics in Management. We are designing this space to produce job placements, consulting opportunities as well as develop your data and decision science skills. To that end we will be sharing posts on Data Science practices &  job market, interviews with practitioners and HR personnel in the industry, freelance and contract Data Science job posts,  events, webinars & courses from around the web which we feel will be good learning opportunities,

We would  like to invite you to publish your articles on Data Science to develop your network and your reputation. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas that you have. We would also like to have discussions  in which I  hope we can all participate so that we can  share from our unique experiences and expertise to make for a richer exchange of information and ideas. Again if there’s is content that you like to see or share, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
So without further ado, I would like to open up a discussion on skills for Data Science and how managers meet the need for data analytics in their roles. Big data is now the watch word in many industries. Today we ask, how do managers mitigate the challenges of running Data Science teams and which Data Science skills are a must in today’s management roles?

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  • Lee Schlenker
    commented 2017-09-26 11:46:10 +0200
    Thank you Myra for this excellent initiative. In spite of the multiplicity of programs and job offerings, an actionable definition of what data science skills management needs today remains an open question. Surveys of data science degrees reveal little consensus of which fundamental analytical skills, knowledge and experience a manager needs to add value to their organizations and careers. In our own work we have been focusing in three areas : the trade skills that helps a manager understand the different types of problems and challenges that must be addressed, the analytical skills that help understand how people perceive, interpret, and action the data, and the technical skills that are used in capturing, organizing, and communicating their work. I’m looking forward to hearing the community’s thoughts on which skills they feel are fundamental, how these skills can best be developed, evaluated and promoted!