Productionization is the process of turning prototype statistical models into systems that have impact on other systems or people. Done well, it involves data engineering, statistical modeling, and dev ops.
A checklist for professionalizing machine learning models
Data scientists are drawn to the latest and greatest machine learning tasks and models, even though tabular binary classification remains the industry workhorse. We should take more pride in professionalizing the models that we know to work, rather than reflexively chasing every new thing.