Stitch Fix: Cultivating Algorithms

cultivating-algos.stitchfix.com

Holy shit. This is the most useful resource on the topic of organizational design in data science that I've ever read. The core idea is that data science should be a top-level function in the organization, have accountability for business outcomes, and then should have autonomy to pursue those outcomes. With those three things in place, data science can transition from a service organization (fulfilling requests from other internal teams) into a department that adds unique value that wouldn't have come from simply fulfilling a Jira ticket.

I'll leave my commentary there because I'd much rather you read the post. Really, really fantastic.

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