I've benefited greatly from Cookiecutter Data Science, but I have not found it very beginner friendly.
As someone who, I would like to think, has recently left the beginner stage behind, I still remember what it's like to be overwhelmed by this tool.
So, I've created a simpler version: CookieCutter Data Science for Dummies.
Note, if you're reading this I don't think you're a dummy, but I do think you (or if you prefer, your friend) may want a hint on how to organize a data science project without worrying about things like installing local packages.
So please take a look at my repo and tell me what you think. Have I simplified it too far? Have I not made it simple enough?