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                    [post_content] => The daily huddle is the heartbeat of the Great Game of Business. It's part of most any game; a quick, efficient team meeting where you adjust your game plan and then get back in the game and play.

But are all huddles the same? No!

We find you can customize your huddle technique based on the:
  1. Type of business – a law firm huddle may differ from a machine shop huddle
  2. Type of work – a software team huddle may differ from the financial team's huddle
  3. Culture – some are fun, loud, calm, quick, loose, tight - it just depends on what motivates, works, and fits your team
  4. Environment – the way you huddle in a library may differ from how you do it on a loud machine shop floor or with a virtual team on a webcast.
Hybrid Huddles – at HingePoint we created our own huddle that's 3 parts rolled into one:
  1. Great Game of Business
  2. Lean – from 2 Second Lean book and Lean expert Paul Akers
  3. Agile – the software scrum methods
For your reference, here's our HingePoint Huddle Agenda. You're welcome to borrow from ours! We conduct our huddle via webcast, the same time every day from 8:30 am – 9:00 am.

Agenda:

8:00 - 3S - Sweep, Sort, Clean - work area, bathroom 8:25 - Leader starts call/Chime 8:30 - Good Morning HingePoint! 8:31 - Announce Tomorrows Leader 8:32 - Sales Numbers/Activities 8:34 - Huddle - Team 30 Second Daily Priority (each person says what they did yesterday, what they plan to do today, and any roadblocks they are facing) 8:39 - Mistakes Discussion – How to Improve - 2 Second improvements 8:55 - Values - Performance, Positive, Partners 8:56 - Learn to See Lean – 8 Sources of Waste: Over Production, Over Processing, Excess Inventory, Defects, Transportation, Wasted Motion, Waiting Time, Not Using Employee Genius. 8:59 - Back to Work

Here's What Use From:

Great Game of Business (GGOB)... we borrowed the getting together, reviewing the numbers people prepared, issues, mistakes, and how to fix it. Our daily huddles do role up to a Weekly 1.5 hour “huddle” with everyone, and we review the weeks' scorecards and discuss any numbers that are off forecast. Lean... we borrowed the 30-minute warm-up where you sweep, sort, and clean your work area to get organized and ready to maximize your productivity. Sales numbers are also from Lean because sales drive activity across the company. The mistakes discussion is a tenant of Lean: to stay humble, honest, admit when you make mistakes, and being empowered to fix it and make the company better. This helps everyone grow and lead in their area. Agile... we borrowed the short format. In Agile, scrums are supposed to be only 15 minutes! They don’t like meetings in Agile. It's a self-organizing team approach where everyone works together, and everyone works on the same “sprint” or bundle of code they are developing (typically in 2 or 4-week sprints). The daily huddle keeps things on track. Also from Agile, we borrowed:
  1. What did you complete yesterday? Accountability for what you said you’d do yesterday.
  2. What do you plan to complete today? Commit in public to your share of the team load.
  3. What roadblocks are preventing your progress? These are meant for the Scrum Master to take back to management and help clear the roadblock, so progress can continue.
Agile is really a “do as you say” approach, and at the end of a sprint, the teams all evaluate each other’s performance and can even kick out a weak member! Ouch. We don’t have that issue at HingePoint, but we do weed out players that can’t hit their weekly scorecard goals associated with their forecast and job description. The huddle is a great and efficient way to keep the team aligned daily. Hold the huddle consistently, never changing it, and you might find it is something you look forward to in the morning. It's like catching up on all the action like reading the sports page!

Event

HingePoint is excited to sponsor the world's largest conference on open-book management, which brings together Great Game practitioners and "tire kickers" from around the world to share best practices and lessons from the field related to engaging employees at all levels of the company in all aspects of the business. The 26th Annual Gathering of Games will take place September 5-7 2018 in Dallas, TX and we hope to see you there! If you are planning on attending, we'd love to hear from you ahead of time! Contact us so we can set up a time to chat! --

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true"] [post_title] => HingePoint Daily Huddle Example a Hybrid of GGOB, Agile & Lean All Rolled into One [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-ggob-huddle-hybrid-of-agile-lean [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-17 12:20:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-17 17:20:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=14279 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13250 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-12-11 03:54:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-11 09:54:13 [post_content] => Last week, the HingePoint team traveled south to San Antonio, TX to learn about The Great Game of Business and was awarded 1st place, winning the coveted Mini Game Challenge! The Great Game of Business is designed to show how an open-book management system is used to build rapid financial results and company culture. The full-day workshop kicked off with a keynote by Michael Kiolbassa, president of Kiolbassa Smoked Meats. Kiolbassa implemented The Great Game process in 2014 to save the family business that was struggling to make a profit. In fact, at one point in August and September of 2013, they “lost more money in two months than we made in most years we had been in business”.  Now, just three years after adopting The Great Game Process, Michael's company is thriving and on track to hit a target of $100 million in revenue by 2019! The keynote was followed by an on-site visit to the Kiolbassa factory, where we sat in on a live "Huddle" to see Great Game practices first-hand, and a Q&A with employee practitioners. The last part of the workshop was the interactive session, where the teams competed in the coveted "Mini Game challenge" and put the days’ worth of professional development and learning into action. Teams were challenged with building a short-term activity designed to correct a weakness or pursue an opportunity in the company. The requirement was to have an end goal with a time-frame, scoreboard, and reward for winning. HingePoint’s game was named “A Steak in the Outcome” with the reward being a steak dinner for the team at Ruth’s Chris if the criteria are met. The competition was very tight, making a difficult decision for the judges. After a lengthy deliberation, the results were announced, awarding HingePoint the victor!

“Knowing there are only a handful of businesses that get the opportunity to participate in this event every year makes you feel honored to be in attendance and learn with so many other intelligent professionals. The fact that HingePoint captured 1st place in the [Mini Game] challenge was a truly unforgettable experience.”

-HingePoint Marketing Consultant, Jacob Steele

By the end of the day, the HingePoint team left with the knowledge of how to get started with open-book management and unique skills to continue pushing HingePoint forward in the years to come!

About Us:

HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years’ experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM consulting with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed.

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  1. Type of business – a law firm huddle may differ from a machine shop huddle
  2. Type of work – a software team huddle may differ from the financial team's huddle
  3. Culture – some are fun, loud, calm, quick, loose, tight - it just depends on what motivates, works, and fits your team
  4. Environment – the way you huddle in a library may differ from how you do it on a loud machine shop floor or with a virtual team on a webcast.
Hybrid Huddles – at HingePoint we created our own huddle that's 3 parts rolled into one:
  1. Great Game of Business
  2. Lean – from 2 Second Lean book and Lean expert Paul Akers
  3. Agile – the software scrum methods
For your reference, here's our HingePoint Huddle Agenda. You're welcome to borrow from ours! We conduct our huddle via webcast, the same time every day from 8:30 am – 9:00 am.

Agenda:

8:00 - 3S - Sweep, Sort, Clean - work area, bathroom 8:25 - Leader starts call/Chime 8:30 - Good Morning HingePoint! 8:31 - Announce Tomorrows Leader 8:32 - Sales Numbers/Activities 8:34 - Huddle - Team 30 Second Daily Priority (each person says what they did yesterday, what they plan to do today, and any roadblocks they are facing) 8:39 - Mistakes Discussion – How to Improve - 2 Second improvements 8:55 - Values - Performance, Positive, Partners 8:56 - Learn to See Lean – 8 Sources of Waste: Over Production, Over Processing, Excess Inventory, Defects, Transportation, Wasted Motion, Waiting Time, Not Using Employee Genius. 8:59 - Back to Work

Here's What Use From:

Great Game of Business (GGOB)... we borrowed the getting together, reviewing the numbers people prepared, issues, mistakes, and how to fix it. Our daily huddles do role up to a Weekly 1.5 hour “huddle” with everyone, and we review the weeks' scorecards and discuss any numbers that are off forecast. Lean... we borrowed the 30-minute warm-up where you sweep, sort, and clean your work area to get organized and ready to maximize your productivity. Sales numbers are also from Lean because sales drive activity across the company. The mistakes discussion is a tenant of Lean: to stay humble, honest, admit when you make mistakes, and being empowered to fix it and make the company better. This helps everyone grow and lead in their area. Agile... we borrowed the short format. In Agile, scrums are supposed to be only 15 minutes! They don’t like meetings in Agile. It's a self-organizing team approach where everyone works together, and everyone works on the same “sprint” or bundle of code they are developing (typically in 2 or 4-week sprints). The daily huddle keeps things on track. Also from Agile, we borrowed:
  1. What did you complete yesterday? Accountability for what you said you’d do yesterday.
  2. What do you plan to complete today? Commit in public to your share of the team load.
  3. What roadblocks are preventing your progress? These are meant for the Scrum Master to take back to management and help clear the roadblock, so progress can continue.
Agile is really a “do as you say” approach, and at the end of a sprint, the teams all evaluate each other’s performance and can even kick out a weak member! Ouch. We don’t have that issue at HingePoint, but we do weed out players that can’t hit their weekly scorecard goals associated with their forecast and job description. The huddle is a great and efficient way to keep the team aligned daily. Hold the huddle consistently, never changing it, and you might find it is something you look forward to in the morning. It's like catching up on all the action like reading the sports page!

Event

HingePoint is excited to sponsor the world's largest conference on open-book management, which brings together Great Game practitioners and "tire kickers" from around the world to share best practices and lessons from the field related to engaging employees at all levels of the company in all aspects of the business. The 26th Annual Gathering of Games will take place September 5-7 2018 in Dallas, TX and we hope to see you there! If you are planning on attending, we'd love to hear from you ahead of time! Contact us so we can set up a time to chat! --

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true"] [post_title] => HingePoint Daily Huddle Example a Hybrid of GGOB, Agile & Lean All Rolled into One [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-ggob-huddle-hybrid-of-agile-lean [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-17 12:20:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-17 17:20:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=14279 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 2 [max_num_pages] => 1 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 13ff772e71e77ddf3825202884ef8934 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )