A Huddle Board is a tool for visualizing the work and workflow of a team or organization. Huddle Boards are most often physical boards like a whiteboard which include “cards” or “post its” to show status, progress and issues related to a project or business initiative.
What are Huddle Boards, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Huddle Board
Description of Huddle Boards
Huddle Boards first gained widespread use in the healthcare industry. Teams would “huddle” together each day for a few minutes and determine their most important tasks, and then team members would go execute. The power of Huddle Boards lie in their visual simplicity.
Huddle Boards resemble “Kanban” boards in that they help teams plot out different activities or ongoing project tasks, usually across different phases of their development. For example, a board might contain several columns organized by process step like things to do, things being done, and things completed. Or, you might simple create columns for process steps, like step 1, 2, 3, etc.
Huddle Boards don’t have to be organized around processes. They can also serve as living dashboards for teams and organization. Some Huddle Boards might contain daily or monthly goals, along with progress reports like graphs or pie charts. However they’re structured, their purpose is the same: instantly align people around a shared purpose to coordinate and accelerate action.
Tools & Templates
In today’s digital world, many teams have recognized the value of online and mobile Huddle Boards. With processes, goals, and metrics available anytime on any device, teams can achieve the benefits of huddle boards without having to be physically together, face to face with the board itself.
upBOARD's Online Huddle Board Tools & Templates
Unlike most traditional Huddle Boards, upBOARD’s online Huddle Board templates and collaboration tools allow any team or organization to instantly begin collaborating. Our collaboration software platform goes far beyond other tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.