Consulting skills for Data Scientists
Technical isn't the only skill you need...
- Data science that doesn't cause change is useless
- Design - UX/UI
I'll just analyse more data...
Buzzword - technical people sometimes hate it
But strategy matters
Your company needs a data strategy - a roadmap
Technical professionals should inform such documents :)
We're in the communication business
Context - what is the business context and model?
Need - what is the business need?
Vision - What would a solution look like
Outcome - Training, SVP approval, etc
Search for "Design thinking Stanford"
Good books for your consulting/ strategy/ soft skills
- Applied AI blog post on delivering value throughout the analytical process
- My blog post on Consulting Skills for Data Scientists
- Thinking with Data book
Consulting skills for Data Science