Agile helped a data science team to better collaborate with their stakeholders and increase their productivity. As priorities became clear, the team was able to focus and deliver. Buy-in of the data science team by taking them through a journey of agile was crucial to making it work.
Snigdha Satti, a product owner and senior business analyst at News UK, shared her experiences from using agile with a data science team at Agile Tour London 2020.
When starting her assignment with the data science team, Satti mentioned that the first thing she did was to speak to each and every member of the team and their stakeholders to understand each individual’s pain points:
It was quite clear that the team didn’t have a clear direction and motivation, which led to loss in productivity and eventually missing the deadlines. Similarly, stakeholders were frustrated that things were being promised but not