Comparison Pomodoro vs Sprint Each Pomodoro becomes a mini sprint of sorts, where you are your own ScrumMaster Each Pomodoro has the same length A Pomodoro, like a Sprint, is indivisible You work actively to remove obstructions
Pomodoro Benefits Benefits of using the Pomdoro Technique® as a programmer Helps you focus on the task at hand (helps making commits task oriented) Maintain a sustainable pace and prevent fatigue as you are reminded to take breaks regularly Time for refactoring when you finish tasks before the sprint has ended, and by using dedicated refactoring Pomodoros
Programmer’s Pomodoro Structure In the beginning of the Pomodoro, plan the next steps necessary to complete the task. At the end of each Pomdoro, review written code and potential problem areas. Every third or fourth Pomodoro, dedicate a Pomodoro for refactoring.
Pomodoro Major Cycle (Pomodoro Set) Pomodoro Set Development Refactoring Break
Dealing with Interruptions Inform Let the interruptor know you’re busy at the moment. Negotiate Agree on a time when you can get back to them. Call Make sure you get back to them on the time agreed.