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Time management the_pomodoro

  1. 1. Time ManagementThe Pomodoro Technique Petro Porchuk 10/18/2011
  2. 2. A QuestionHave you ever succeeddoing TWO things at a time?
  3. 3. Have you ever succeed doing TWO things at a time?Not easy to keep your focus on both, right?
  4. 4. SEVERAL things at a time? ?
  5. 5. Human can’t do several things at a time!Unless you’re Napoleon, of course..
  6. 6. The story started in 80s in Italy….Francesco Cirillo, a student was havingdistractions doing home assignments..
  7. 7. So he made a bet with himself: “Can you study – really study - for 10 minutes?”
  8. 8. In fact, it took time and a great deal of effort “.. but in the end I succeed.”
  9. 9. Working with distractions What we had
  10. 10. Working with the “Pomodoro” timer What we got
  11. 11. Activity Inventory SheetPut all the activities you have to accomplish on the Activity Inventory Sheet
  12. 12. To Do TodayAt the beginning of each day select the tasks you need 1. Choose the topmost task from the listto complete and copy them on the To Do Sheet 2. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes 3. Work until the Pomodoro rings 4. Mark the task with an X on the ToDoSheet 5. Take a short break (3–5 minutes) 6. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break, (15–30 minutes)
  13. 13. Analyze your Performance Analyze your Performance. Plan next “Pomodoros” better!
  14. 14. Interruptions Interruptions is EVIL
  15. 15. InterruptionsInternal Interruptions External Interruptions
  16. 16. Rules and Tips• A Pomodoro is indivisible• If a task takes more than 5–7 Pomodoros, break it down• If it takes less than one pomodoro, add it up, and combine it with another task• Once a Pomodoro begins, it has to ring• The next pomodoro will go better• The Pomodoro Technique shouldn’t be used for activities you do in your free time. Enjoy free time!
  17. 17. What is it like? SCRUM?
  18. 18. The Pomodoro is always actual
  19. 19. Questions? Thank you!References:http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/resources/ThePomodoroTechnique_v1-3.pdfhttp://www.pomodorotechnique.com/resources/pomodoro_cheat_sheet.pdfSoft: PomoTime v1.7.5http://www.xoring.com/
  20. 20. Contacts Europe Headquarters US Headquarters 52 V. Velykoho Str. 12800 University Drive, Suite 250 Lviv 79053, Ukraine Fort Myers, FL 33907, USA Tel: +380-32-240-9090 Tel: 239-690-3111 Fax: +380-32-240-9080 Fax: 239-690-3116 E-mail: info@softserveinc.com Website: www.softserveinc.comCopyright © 2011 SoftServe, Inc.

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