How to Cheat at Data Science (with help from Centaurs and the Wizard of Oz)

What does it take to run a high-performing data science team? In this 15-minute video, I talk about two tools that I’ve found invaluable for doing just that:

  • Wizard-of-ozzing is a technique for product discovery that can be very helpful for evaluating potential problems to work on [6:00]
  • Centaur teams are for building systems that combine humans and machines - creating something greater than the sum of their parts [9:00]

I have found these to be two of the most intuitive techniques to help data science teams reliably solve real business problems.

What about you? How do you ensure your team is productively solving real-world business problems? I would love to hear from you.