Table of Contents
- Data transformation
- • Kiro Dreams of Data
- • dbt 101 (EU and US-friendly)
- • Ask the experts: Customer product journey
- • How to build a reputation on more than just dashboards
- • Ask the experts: Version controlling your metrics
- • How to complete a data modeling project at a $6B company
- • Kimball in the context of the modern data warehouse: what's worth keeping, and what's not
- • Seven use cases for dbt
- • Quickstart your analytics with Fivetran dbt packages
- • Building a marketing attribution model with dbt
- Data testing
- Implementations + deployment
- Documentation + metadata
- The modern data stack
- Data dream teams
- • Lessons in prioritization: How to balance the 'quick questions' against your team's long-term plan
- • Getting started with technical blogging
- • How to structure a data team
- • Run your data team as a product team
- • Hiring a diverse data team
- • How to start your analytics engineering team
- • Supercharging your data team
- • Balancing creativity and proficiency as a data team
- • Evaluating an offer in the data space
- • Taking off with dbt: JetBlue's dbt journey!
- • Data dream teams: TripActions
- • Data dream teams: Netlify
Balancing creativity and proficiency as a data team
Originally presented on 2020-12-13
Your data team has to produce solid data. The pipelines have to run, the logic in your transformations has to be sound, and the report has to show accurate revenue. But if that’s all you’re doing, your team is probably bored and your organization definitely isn’t getting as much value as it could out of its data.
Open-ended creative work is a huge part of the appeal of working in this field – identifying opportunities to improve processes, appeal to new customers, or build better products adds value for the organization, but it is also incredibly satisfying. One of the fundamental challenges of managing a data team is balancing the need for rigor and reliability with the team’s desire to spend most of their time creating new knowledge. How do we manage those sometimes conflicting priorities, and create tools and processes that make the balance easier?
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