23Multiple Teams

When teams grow larger than 15 to 20 or so members, they should be divided into multiple smaller teams. These smaller or unit teams can maintain close relationships among their members and between these members and the team leader. Multiple teams, called multi-teams in the TSP, may also be needed to do a specific type of work or to meet organizational constraints. Examples are unit teams with different processes, large teams with members in multiple locations, and split team management. This chapter discusses multi-teams and it describes how to launch such teams. While this is a broad subject and one chapter cannot possibly cover all of its aspects, the objective is to acquaint you with the principles of launching and coaching ...

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