Time Management: the Hidden Power of Pomodoro

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Time Management: the Hidden Power of Pomodoro

  1. 1. Time Management: the Hidden Power of Pomodoro<br />by Orest Ivasiv<br />halyph@gmail.com<br />@halyph<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Java Team Lead<br />4+ years in software development<br />Managed 3-5 developers<br />Practicing Pomodoro10 months<br />7/9/2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Why Pomodoro?<br />Basic Principle<br />Pomodoro Classical Tools<br />Samples<br />Workflow<br />Demo<br />7/9/2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Why Pomodoro?<br />Complexity is TOO high<br />Boring tasks, but we have to deal with <br />Hard work is done, but minor activities are not<br />Pressure and deadline<br />Work <-> Break transition<br />Underestimation and Overestimation<br />Too many things to do right now and right away<br />Simple and working approach<br />Transition from action to perfectionism <br />7/9/2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Basic<br />Choose the topmost task from the list<br />Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes<br />Work until the Pomodoro rings<br />Mark the task with an X on the To Do Sheet<br />Take a short break (3–5 minutes)<br />7/9/2011<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Rules<br />A Pomodorois indivisible<br />If a task takes more than 5–7 Pomodoros, break it down<br />If it takes less than one pomodoro, add it up, and combine it with another task<br />Once a Pomodoro begins, it has to ring<br />The Pomodoro Technique isn’t for your free time<br />7/9/2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Tools<br />Kitchen Timer<br />A Pencil<br />A To Do Sheet<br />An Activity Inventory Sheet<br />A Record Sheet<br />7/9/2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Activity Inventory<br />7/9/2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. To Do Sheet<br />7/9/2011<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Record Sheet<br />7/9/2011<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Interruptions<br />Internal<br />External<br />7/9/2011<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Process<br />7/9/2011<br />12<br />
  13. 13. The Best Case Scenario<br />[1+3],[4]:[4],[1+1]<br />7/9/2011<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Demo<br />7/9/2011<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Benefits<br />Improved planning<br />Improved estimation<br />Improved self-confidence<br />Visibility<br />Work load tracking<br />Personal mind tracking system<br />7/9/2011<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Links<br />http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/ - Pomodoro Home Page<br />The Pomodoro Technique Book - http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/resources/ThePomodoroTechnique_v1-3.pdf<br />http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/products.html<br />Tools<br />ToDoListhttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/applications/todolist2.aspx<br />CherryTomatohttp://www.beatpoints.com/cherrytomato/<br />7/9/2011<br />16<br />
  17. 17. ?<br />7/9/2011<br />17<br />

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