This was given at PyDataLondon 2022 and a previous version was the opening keynote for PyDataBudapest 2022.
Your data science projects haven't worked out so well - maybe you didn't have a plan, you suffered from surprising unknowns, you couldn't deliver what was promised or you just failed to ship. I've been there over the last 20 years.
I'll share some painful past experiences and explain how you can avoid these common failures. I've just shipped a solution worth $1 million for a client by following my own advice - you can do the same.
We'll talk about estimating the value of your choices, getting written agreement for a project plan, identifying risks and derisking them, validating results with the business, shipping quickly, identifying bottlenecks and iterating our way to success. You'll leave the talk with new ideas to improve the success of your team and your personal career.
Given at PyDataLondon 2022 to 100+ people: https://london2022.pydata.org/cfp/talk/MKUTFH/