Month: June 2018

Competitive sitting and leaving loudly

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No, you first Does your office suffer from a competitive sitting problem? If you’ve not heard of the phrase before, unfortunately it doesn’t have anything to do with a game of musical chairs, or rolling across the office and jousting each other with broom handles. It’s likely that you may have experienced it yourself. Have you ever been sat next to your manager, or your team, and have felt anxiety about going home first at […]

How do data science projects work?

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A primer for managers, stakeholders and those that are interested According to the LinkedIn 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, data science roles on the social network have grown over 650% since 2012. The same report notes that there are 9.8 times more machine learning engineers working today than there were 5 years ago. But, given that data science is a nascent field, do we really know how to run projects in a way that allows […]

Why I couldn’t write a manager README

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OK, so I tried. I really did try to write one. Multiple times. But for some reason, they all came out trite. Whenever I had a spare moment during the long Bank Holiday weekend, I would open up my laptop and begin to make notes on the definition of my role, on what I expect from those that report into me, how I like to communicate, the intricacies of my personality, and so on. Each […]