What makes a great product manager? Google suggests dozens of articles with a variety of characteristics and skills highlighted. As it is a frequent question on every Product Management interview, and you usually want to give MECE answers on an interview, I put my top-qualities list in a matrix, based on a KANO model:
We seriously lack data science management talent.
There is a shortage of experienced data scientists ready and wanting to become managers. Data scientists also lacks management skills..
On the other hand we have strong product managers with no experience in data science project.
Solution would be to devote much more management resources to data science projects. Consider having dual management structure: data scientist converting to management AND senior project manager.