I really liked this post btw. I am heading into a team lead role and I would love to buck the trend in setting a proper roadmap and vision. Now the problem is that my manager doesn’t have this and I have done it for my own area but it’s a little challenging thinking about a small team.
Do you have any resources/books/articles/people that could help me in this journey in being a data leader? I would really appreciate your help here.
Congrats on the increase in scope! And I think it’s great that you’re taking the initiative to plan for your team’s roadmap and instead of accepting the status quo.
I can’t think of any specific books that relate directly to being a data science leader or setting roadmaps, but here are a few books that might be useful in your situation.
Specific to setting roadmaps, here’s how you could try doing it:
Note: You don’t have to be the only person working on the above! Delegate some to your team and mentor them to help them grow. Also, If the above seems like a lot, yes it is. Nonetheless, I think it’s an effective use of time. Measure twice, cut once. Also see Amazon’s Working Backwards. That said, tweak the process to meet the timelines of your org, be it a startup or mature company.
All the best,
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