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After many productivity experiments, Brian finally made progress with the Pomodoro method in 2011. In this talk he explains his continuing efforts to increase his focus and productivity. ...

After many productivity experiments, Brian finally made progress with the Pomodoro method in 2011. In this talk he explains his continuing efforts to increase his focus and productivity.

View the talk here: http://quantifiedself.com/2014/06/brian-crain-optimizing-productivity/

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Brian Crain on Optimizing Productivity Brian Crain on Optimizing Productivity Presentation Transcript

  • QS Europe Conference! May 2014! Brian Crain! Optimizing Productivity!
  • Time -> Progress!
  • • 1 task! • Set timer for 25 minutes! • Work without interruption! • 4 minutes break! View slide
  • • 25 minutes not intimidating! • Rhythm! View slide
  • 3,435!
  • 2012 - 2014 2013! 2014 ! 5.76 ! 6.11! 6.74! Pomodoros / Day!
  • Pomodoros / Month!
  • 4-Month Moving Average!
  • Week! Day ! 60+ pomodoros! 12+ pomodoros! Developing Standards!
  • 12+ Pomodoro Days!
  • Fasting – No Correlation!
  • • Write down commitments in notebook every evening! • Cross out fulfilled commitments!
  • • Track completion at end of each day!
  • Commitments -> Integrity -> Stake!
  • • 28 days! • Make 11.8 commitments/day! • Fulfill 8.3 commitments/day! • 73% average score!
  • Clear continuous measure of productivity! Pomodoro Insight!
  • Measure -> Improve! Pomodoro Insight!
  • Todos ≠ Commitments! Integrity Insight!
  • How do you protect the commitment mindset?!
  • Metrics take time to develop! Integrity Insight!
  • Measurement! + continuous improvement! + keeping commitments!
  • What next?! • Capture data in a standard format! • Commitment tracking metric!
  • Breakout Session:! Productivity Tracking! ! Sunday, 10.30am! Heidelberg! ! Email: crainbf@gmail.com!