Real work gets done, better, faster and smarter.
This presentation will give you a few techniques helping to improve your productivity.
- Pomodoro Technique
- Rescue Time
- Organizing workspace and multi-tasking advice
- Scheduling with Trello and Kanban
- Discussion and experience exchange
Topic Intro: Disclosure: It’s not going to be about programming It’s about productivity & use your brain effectively Learn and experienced from various channels. Shared and got positive feedback, hope so to you. Statements are scientifically proven. Numbers are from research on global scale.
A little about Self: Java web/Mobile developer Interested in science, especially psychology, neuroscience and astrophysics and sci-fi movies 3 years with several teams -> where I see the effectiveness issues
The phone/chat windows keeps ringing while trying to do something? In person disruption? Too many thing have to be done in such short time -> but nothing gets done? If you have experienced in one of these situations, then you’re in the right room. I’ve been in all of the situations and the talk will share the way I overcome those.
What if I'm good and happy with my life already? No stress, fatigue...? Then you should share your tips.
To begin, try this simple exercise with me. There will be a number, try to memorize it.
Not so easy, isn’t it? Human brain can hold 110 bits of information per second but just decoding speech takes about 60 bits already.
Who in this room is student or worker that keeps learning/taking courses?
But unfortunately our work/study life is full of distractions
Physical: pain, sore…
Psychological: urge to check fb, unlock the phone for no reason (instant gratification), control the music. And we do that more than we think, research shows ->Youtube auto-play, FB infinite newsfeed And the need of connection, social approval – human kind is social creature.
Fear of missing out - a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing
The truth: when I can get my mind off of it, I fell relief.
Problematic and time-consuming, there is a whole field dedicated to studying it – interruption science Based on an 800-employee study for “Peopleware, Productive projects and teams”
Why haven’t anyone doing anything? -> It’s uncomfortable when start changing What should we do to stop this madness, kill all the distractions and get the work done, for real?
Francesco Cirillo – developer, instructor, innovator Invented in the 80s Kill procrastination, overcome instant gratification, maintain focus and productivity, get into the zone (flow). But not burned-out, fatigue or exhausted at the end of the day. May sound familiar to "I'm gifted, so are you" reader
Extremely Simple Required: a timer. And that’s it!
Key idea: Break down work into intervals Separate by short breaks Get into the zone/flow
** The zone: fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity Get lost in current task "too much" time playing video games or getting side-tracked and pleasurably absorbed by one aspect of an assignment or task to the detriment of the overall assignment
It could be long or only 10 mins, but you have to be totally concentrated in that 10 mins. If do something else, no matter how fast, it is voided. Don’t temp to make quick interruption (click on a notif, read a message, make a call…). If have one, note it down.
Pomodoro length: + not very long to stay focus, energized + not too short – to get into the zone, have deep thoughts
-> close eyes for a minute to see how long a min could be
Real break: away from workspace, disconnect from work
Personally prefer physical activities – go to pantry pour only half-a-glass of water, go to the bath room and come back (with out doing anything – yes, I know it’s weird) or do some push-up at home
It’s normal to have only 4 pomodoros in a 8-hours workday
Track with tools or just traditional way: pen & paper
It looks very much like Scrum
Politely ask to whether it can wait (it usually is, 25 min is not that much), and approach them later Schedule interruptions into one task: messages, call, direct questions… The idea is to try to protect pomodoro
Finish current task first, add new add then re-prioritize tasks. They usually are not that urgent.
Focus on the task at hand
I'll be moderator, and let everyone shares. Gift will be delivered to good question/story Go with Q&A first
[DevDay 2017] Productive Programmer - Speaker: Dung V. Nguyen - Developer at Axon Active Vietnam
THE PRODUCTIVE PROGRAMMER
Real work gets done, better, faster and smarter
Drowning in notifications, interrupted by everyone,
overwhelmed by everything, and getting nothing
1 7 3 9 3
NOW ADD 3 TO EACH DIGIT
“When reality falls short, we feel a dopamine plunge. That
feels bad, so we keep trying to do something that will
make reality live up to expectations.”
Sharon Begley – Senior science writer
- Every 12.7 minutes
- 15 – 26 minutes to regain focus
- $134 billion
, and it’s just the US
• The Pomodoro techinique – avoid procrastination
• Tools that identify distractions and prevent them
• Workspace organizing tips from latest research
What I have to offer
• A Pomodoro is indivisible - once it begins, it has to ring
• Small break after each Pomodoro (3-5 minutes)
• Longer break after 4 Pomodoros (15-30 minutes)
• Recommended length: 25 minutes
• Protect your Pomodoro
• Have real breaks
• Review if have time left
• Make remaining time visible
Pomodoro rules tips
• Looking out of the window
• Have some snacks
• Have a chat, crack a joke
• … anything not work related or requires mental energy
What do to during breaks?
• Pick today’s tasks
• Estimate the work
• Breakdown big tasks
• Track progress
• Not every minutes will be used
Track the progress & plan
• some one approach?
• unplanned tasks come up?
• Tracks time spent on apps and websites, giving accurate picture of your day
• Helps you understand your daily habits
• Visualize what you accomplished daily, weekly
Tools to block distractions
• Less icon on desktop, taskbar
• Less browser tab, focus on specific goal
Even more distraction killer
- Peopleware 3rd edition, Tom DeMarco, ISBN 978-0321934116
- The productive programmer, Neal Ford, 2008. ISBN 978-0-596-51978-0