The Pomodoro TechniqueAn Unofficial IntroductionThis is OpenTalkWareThe "The Pomodoro Technique" may be protected by trade...
A Pomodoro is... 1 . a tomato (to an Italian) 2 . a timebox (when using the technique)   •   lasting 25 minutes   •   of f...
The Pomodoro is...• a timer shaped like a pomodoro• for tomato sauce• or the technique  •   Wind...  •   ...tick tick tick...
More Than A Timer• The Pomodoro is distinctive...  •   but dont be fooled...  •   just using a tomato shaped timer isnt en...
Talking Tools • The Pomodoro (but any timer will do) • A pencil (but a pen will do) • Paper   •   To Do sheet   •   Activi...
Start The Day •   by reviewing the backlog. •   From the Activity Inventory... •   prioritise •   and enter on daily To Do...
Focus In The Timebox• Protect flow and focus.• If interrupted during a pomodoro  •   record  •   negotiate  •   ignore• or...
And Finally Record•   Each day...•   transfer daily notes to Records sheet.•   For continuous personal improvement•   and ...
Breaking The Backlog• Aggregate small tasks• Decompose large tasks into 5-7 pomodoro size
Sustainable Progress• "Once a pomodoro begins, it has to ring"• Establish the work-rest rhythm  •   After a pomodoro, rest...
Putting It All Together 1.   Select tasks for the day 2.   Focus for 25 minutes; break for 5 minutes 3.   Repeat 4 times; ...
Thanks• To Francesco Cirillo for developing, describing and  popularising the technique.• To The Pomodoro Technique: Illus...
Notes • The Pomodoro Technique may be a trademark where you live! • This unofficial guide was prepared without permission ...
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An unofficial introduction to The Pomodoro Technique, a prescriptive personal time management technique.

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The Pomodoro Technique: Introduced Unofficially In 10 Slides

  1. 1. The Pomodoro TechniqueAn Unofficial IntroductionThis is OpenTalkWareThe "The Pomodoro Technique" may be protected by trademark where you live. This unofficialguide was prepared without permission and reflects the opinions of the authors only.
  2. 2. A Pomodoro is... 1 . a tomato (to an Italian) 2 . a timebox (when using the technique) • lasting 25 minutes • of focused productive effort.
  3. 3. The Pomodoro is...• a timer shaped like a pomodoro• for tomato sauce• or the technique • Wind... • ...tick tick tick... • ...bringgg! • Now relax.
  4. 4. More Than A Timer• The Pomodoro is distinctive... • but dont be fooled... • just using a tomato shaped timer isnt enough.• The technique is prescriptive.
  5. 5. Talking Tools • The Pomodoro (but any timer will do) • A pencil (but a pen will do) • Paper • To Do sheet • Activity Inventory sheet • Records sheet
  6. 6. Start The Day • by reviewing the backlog. • From the Activity Inventory... • prioritise • and enter on daily To Do sheet. • Add Unplanned & Urgent Activities
  7. 7. Focus In The Timebox• Protect flow and focus.• If interrupted during a pomodoro • record • negotiate • ignore• or abandon the timebox.
  8. 8. And Finally Record• Each day...• transfer daily notes to Records sheet.• For continuous personal improvement• and improved estimation.
  9. 9. Breaking The Backlog• Aggregate small tasks• Decompose large tasks into 5-7 pomodoro size
  10. 10. Sustainable Progress• "Once a pomodoro begins, it has to ring"• Establish the work-rest rhythm • After a pomodoro, rest for 3-5 minutes • After a set of 4, rest for 15-30 minutes
  11. 11. Putting It All Together 1. Select tasks for the day 2. Focus for 25 minutes; break for 5 minutes 3. Repeat 4 times; take a longer break 4. Repeat 5. Review, reflect and record day
  12. 12. Thanks• To Francesco Cirillo for developing, describing and popularising the technique.• To The Pomodoro Technique: Illustrated
  13. 13. Notes • The Pomodoro Technique may be a trademark where you live! • This unofficial guide was prepared without permission and the opinions reflect the views of the authors only.And Finally • Based on The Pomodoro Technique: An Unofficial Introduction by OpenTalkWare. Original source is available under CC-BY. UI based on S5 which is public domain.
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