Data science is a team sport. Every member at Mango Solutions brings valuable skills, with project teams structured to each set of requirements, assembling project managers, engagement leads, and a skills-specific data science team with a shared common language. Working practices and processes are aligned to collaborative working and sharing to ensure reproducible coding practices, aligned to remote teams, structured review processes and version control.
Using Mango Solutions’ own Data Science Radar software, the identification of skill strengths and capabilities helps to define perfect team alignment, enabling a positive project outcome - a critical component of working productively. This ensures challenges are embraced and overcome collectively.
Data scientists drive their own careers forward using a blend of Data Science Radar and the skills matrix to understand where they want to get to, building learning pathways via a variety of teaching, self-learning and project variety.
Using the company’s IDEAL framework ensures that projects are resourced effectively to meet client expectations and deliver tangible value against business objectives. It ensures the transition of a project from investigative phase to completion. Focusing initially on smaller projects, the value to senior stakeholders is proved and projects are often scaled accordingly.
Agile project management practices are applied to support reactive changes and adaptation of requirements and scope. Often, stakeholder engagement means data scientists are able to step into a customer’s team and deliver value immediately. The team is also actively involved externally, speaking at industry events and engaging with user groups, as well as partnering with initiatives such as Women in Data and RLadies.