About this Course
Instructor:, Instructor at Stanford University Continuing Studies
Approximate Time to Completion: 1 hour
I want to zero in on how technologists, how IT engages with business people. I often see gaps in the terms and the terminology they use to understand each other. Gain an understanding and working knowledge of how IT describes their processes and how Business applies the data to a business problem, encourages collaboration and understanding of roles and responsibilities. “We’re business people, we want to solve business problems.” Of course, I agree, that’s the focus. However, throughout your journey into solving these problems you’re going to interact with data scientists, you’re going to interact with IT, and if you cannot ask the right question with the right terms, you’re going to be lost in translation. You’re not going to get the support you need.
Finally, being curious, being bold and being passionate is the last one, because in this data journey you’re going to encounter so many people, so many resistance. Having the heart and energy are key elements to a successful journey.