Chapter 2 Soft Skills for Data Scientists

There are many university courses, online self-learning modules, and excellent books that teach technical skills. However, there are much fewer resources that discuss the soft skills necessary for data scientists. These soft skills are essential for data scientists to succeed in their career, especially in the early stage. We want to introduce soft skills for data scientists before discussing technical components. In this chapter, we will also cover the project cycle and common pitfalls encountered in real-life data science projects.