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You say Tomato, I say Pomodoro

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A "tomato" is a slot of 25 minutes where you focus continuously on a single task. The "pomodoro technique" is a tracking and feedback process that fills the gap between the high-level tracking of user ...

A "tomato" is a slot of 25 minutes where you focus continuously on a single task. The "pomodoro technique" is a tracking and feedback process that fills the gap between the high-level tracking of user stories and the hour-by-hour development cycle.

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  • you say tomato, I say... Pomodoro
  • In XP user stories, planning game, iteration starts
  • Or Maybe Scrum user stories, product backlog, sprint backlog, sprint starts
  • then what?
  • “Tasks” few hours, half a day, a few days
  • “Becoming” Anxiety time flow is frustrating if not measurable even a few hours are difficult to “feel”
  • Time Boxes how long a time box should be?
  • Why 25 Minutes? short enough to avoid frustration of becoming enough to always feel energized long enough for a consistent unit of work
  • Why 5 minutes? short enough to remember what’s the goal long enough to enable sustainable pace
  • Exercise common registration process: collect information from a form validation and error handling vend email with link process registration confirmation login welcome page
  • Rules 25 + 5 and 4 + 1 The Pomodoro Is Indivisible If a Pomodoro Begins, It Has to Ring Zero Pomodoro Rule If More Than 5-7 Pomodoros, Break It Down If Less Than One Pomodoro, Add It Up The Next Pomodoro Will Go Better
  • Short Break distraction forces re-prioritization of thoughts for the next pomodoro
  • Longer Break helps maintaining a sustainable pace
  • Protect the Pomodoro inform, negotiate, reschedule GTD anyone?
  • Benefits feeling of accomplishment actively fights the “bad days” prevents yak shaving learn about yourself
  • Pomodoro Evolution description and timestamp pomodoro metrics tagging pomodoro switch standup preparation user story elapsed time VS time spent iteration retrospective timetable
  • Tools timers, soft or hard paper or paperless spreadsheet omnioutliner and the alike twitter db keeptempo easytracking
  • Tracking Exercise start the timer a pomodoro was spent store pomodoro break restart
  • Team Pomodoro yesterday’s pomodoros pair rotations your break is not necessarily everyone’s the coach protects all pomodoros
  • Resources the original paper http://www.tecnicadelpomodoro.it/docs/francesco- cirillo/2007/ThePomodoroTechnique_v1-3.pdf PT in XP Teams http://www.tecnicadelpomodoro.it/docs/conferences/gobbo- vaccari-XP2008-camera-ready.pdf easytracking http://www.myagileprojects.com/demo.html keeptempo www.keeptempo.com