Data science is at its core an exploration of information, its sources, and the creation of new value and products from the data therein. Product Managers typically have a knack for analysis and increasingly need to interact with larger and larger sets of data. Improving our skills in data analysis is becoming critical. Even if the majority of analysis in your organization is done elsewhere, a deeper understanding of data science can make those conversations more productive.

Dilbert and Data Science

Today I ran across A Practical Intro to Data Science┬áby the team at Zipfian Academy. Many of the links contained within might be too advanced or time-consuming for most of us, but for those with an interest in data science, this intro is a great starting point for learning more. Much of the material has a Python focus as well, but the cost of free, it’s hard not to find any value from the list.

My personal feeling is that our ability to work through data is only going to increase in importance. If you know of other resources in this area that should be shared, please drop me a line and I’ll include them in a later post.