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00:25 — Oftentimes, data team management is not handled well. Data teams’ responsibilities are very different from what other teams work on, so it requires experienced leadership.
00:50 — There needs to be a commitment from the business and identified goals to pursue in order to implement any data solution.
01:15 — The manager of the team must have proven experience with large quantities of data.
01:50 — Before setting up a data team, first find an experienced individual who can pave the way, identify goals, determine the projects to develop, and evaluate the feasibility of the projects.
02:40 — When building the team, ensuring diversity is critical—there needs to be a range of backgrounds, cultures, mindsets, and experiences.
03:30 — Forget about waterfall project management. Rather, adopt an agile methodology and organize projects with micro-goals to achieve. By setting multiple small goals, the team can more efficiently complete very large projects.