An year of Pomodoros
Who am I Giorgio Sironi Bachelor in Computer Engineering Advisor @ Allbus Zone Leader @ DZone
Agenda <ul><li>How it works
2 Whys
3 Faqs
4 Tricks </li></ul>
The Pomodoro Technique <ul><li>25' of uninterrupted, focused work
Estimate your tasks in Pomodoros
3 to 5 cycles, 5' (short) -15' (long) breaks (image) </li></ul>
Why 1: interruptions <ul>External Your colleagues Your boss Telephone Internal How is  totally unrelated component  going?...
Why 2: timeboxing <ul>Defines goals Fight Parkinson's law Improves motivation Forces breaks Risk only a Pomodoro: iteratio...
Faq 1 <ul>What if I am interrupted by someone? Generally, the Pomodoro is void </ul>Courtesy of dilbert.com
Faq2 <ul>What if I interrupt myself? You'll  notice . </ul>
Faq3 <ul>What do 0.5 or 3.5 Pomodoros mean? Nothing: false sense of precision in estimation <ul>I will arrive at Verona at...
Some tricks <ul>Add new tasks that come up at the end of the list <ul>(from the original book and worksheet) </ul></ul>
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An year of Pomodoros

  1. 1. An year of Pomodoros
  2. 2. Who am I Giorgio Sironi Bachelor in Computer Engineering Advisor @ Allbus Zone Leader @ DZone
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>How it works
  4. 4. 2 Whys
  5. 5. 3 Faqs
  6. 6. 4 Tricks </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Pomodoro Technique <ul><li>25' of uninterrupted, focused work
  8. 8. Estimate your tasks in Pomodoros
  9. 9. 3 to 5 cycles, 5' (short) -15' (long) breaks (image) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why 1: interruptions <ul>External Your colleagues Your boss Telephone Internal How is totally unrelated component going? I have to buy milk after work I must check that website later </ul>
  11. 11. Why 2: timeboxing <ul>Defines goals Fight Parkinson's law Improves motivation Forces breaks Risk only a Pomodoro: iterations of 25' Benchmark interruptions and productivity </ul>
  12. 12. Faq 1 <ul>What if I am interrupted by someone? Generally, the Pomodoro is void </ul>Courtesy of dilbert.com
  13. 13. Faq2 <ul>What if I interrupt myself? You'll notice . </ul>
  14. 14. Faq3 <ul>What do 0.5 or 3.5 Pomodoros mean? Nothing: false sense of precision in estimation <ul>I will arrive at Verona at 09:57:42 AM... </ul></ul>
  15. 15. Some tricks <ul>Add new tasks that come up at the end of the list <ul>(from the original book and worksheet) </ul></ul>
  16. 16. Some tricks 2 <ul>Rotate a member of the team to shield from interruptions <ul>(but it's difficult to obtain the same commitment from the whole team) </ul></ul>
  17. 17. Some tricks 3 <ul>Leave a failing test at the end of Pomodoro <ul>(but a passing one before pushing) In general, TDD at the acceptance and unit level helps maintaining the flow </ul></ul>
  18. 18. Some tricks 4 <ul>Include your setup time in Pomodoros <ul>(or you won't optimize it) </ul></ul>
  19. 19. Resources <ul>Free Pomodoro technique book <ul>http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/products.html#pomodoropdf </ul>Pomodoro World <ul>http://www.pomodoroworld.com/experiences.html </ul>Experience it </ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention
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