Scoping has to do with deciding on the objectives of the project and what makes it a good candidate for a machine learning or artificial intelligence application. Scoping can seem to be the most trivial aspect of a project, yet it involves the most fundamental part in initiating a project. There are a few questions a project team should ask before initiating a data problem:

  • Why is the problem important?

  • Who does the problem affect?

  • What if we don’t have the right data to solve the problem?

  • When is the project over?

  • What if we don’t like the results?

Attribution: Gutman, A. J., & Goldmeier, J. (2021). Becoming a data head: How to think, speak, and understand data science, statistics, and Machine Learning. John Wiley & Sons.