For your data science team to function effectively, you must have all roles clearly defined and governed.
The biggest problem with under-managing roles on a data science team (or any team for that matter) is how quickly the group dynamic breaks down and takes your productivity with it. Social psychologists have studied this for some time now. The group as a whole has a basic dependency for the all the people in that group to understand what their role is. Until that’s reconciled, the group will have a difficult time functioning.
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