Taskwork & Estimation (TS-M2)

Taskwork & Estimation (TS-M2)


Description of Course

The Taskwork and Estimation (TS-M2) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the Team Science Advanced Course (TS-A1). This course provides a deep dive into the content and literature related to taskwork skills, team coordination skills around a team’s taskwork activities, and team training for effective task completion.

Duration of Training

The Taskwork & Estimation (TS-M2) 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 Taskwork & Estimation (TS-M2) 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 Taskwork & Estimation (TS-M2) 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) and the Team Science Advanced (TS-A1) courses. As a mastery level course, participants will be required to envision applying the material covered in the course to their place of work. After successfully completing this course participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between teamwork and taskwork
  • Define taskwork
  • Describe how task context is critical to team success
  • Describe taskwork activities/functions (activity structure)
    • Orientation
    • Resource Distribution
    • Timing
    • Response Coordination
    • Motivation
    • Systems Monitoring
    • Procedures Maintenance
  • Explain how taskwork operates for synchronous and asynchronous task activities
  • Describe the different types of task interdependence
    • Pooled interdependence
    • Sequential interdependence
    • Reciprocal Interdependence
    • Team interdependence
  • Explain the role that independent and interdependent taskwork has in supporting teamwork
  • Explain how taskwork influences team composition and team structure
  • Describe team evaluation considerations
    • Purpose of measurement
    • Measurement content
    • Location of measurement
    • Frequency of measurement
  • Describe different estimation techniques

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