Designing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5)

Designing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5)


Description of Course

The Developing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the previous four master-level courses (TS-M1 through TS-M4) and the Team Science Advanced (TS-A1) course. This course provides a deep dive into multiteam systems (MTS) along with beginning the process of designing a multiteam system that meets the needs of your organization. While this course will not provide a complete structure or transformation roadmap for your organization, it will provide a starting point to begin the transition. An understanding of how multiteam systems can function within your organization will be discovered along with steps to begin developing the needed organizational/leadership structures to support this effort.

Duration of Training

The Designing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5) master’s course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Designing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

At the master’s level, participants will demonstrate an ability to apply the new knowledge and complete an online assessment. The master’s level courses’ application portion will be reviewed by peers and industry experts in their chosen field.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Scrum the Designing Multiteam Systems (TS-M5) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking ‘Take Assessment.’

Objectives of Course

This course is a master’s course that continues to build on the material learned from both the Foundations (FS-1), the Team Science Advanced (TS-A1) course, and the previous team science master courses (TS-M1 through TS-M4). This course is an applied course, this is where participants apply previous knowledge to their contextual setting. The main objective of this course is for each participant to have the initial building blocks for them to begin transforming their organization to one that utilized the functions of multiteam systems. After successfully completing this course participants should be able to:

  • Define teams and multiteam systems
  • Describe the criteria that make up a multiteam system
  • Identify the different levels of goal structures in multiteam systems
  • Describe different types of multiteam system structures
  • Describe how leadership is managed in multiteam systems
  • Explain how shared leadership is essential for multiteam systems
  • Identify a need for a multiteam system (i.e., participants organization’s need)
  • Design a multiteam system for an organizational need (participant’s need)
  • Provide feedback to other participants multiteam system model
  • Present a multiteam system model to other participants

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