A totally scientific extrapolation from a small and biased sample
This is just great advice even outside of the sole data practitioner - align your focus/time with the business!
I *love* the question about "what's more important, accuracy or speed"
I'd be willing to help some of the 27
definitely LOL’ed at the commenting on your own pull request part as you longingly look at software engineering teams
(Used to be there, but now that the team is up & running with github, lots of collaboration & feedback!)
The xyproblem acceptance criteria bit is really universally applicable to all data team asks. Especially when it comes to data it's important to find out the context and what people are actually trying to do. Often work is unnecessary or can be achieved much more quickly once you work out the actual desired outcome rather than the output itselt