The Pomodoro Technique: can you focus - really focus - for 25 minutes?
Three basic tools - pen, paper and a kitchen timer - will give you Agile values like…
- Constant feedback about your working habits
- Dedicated decision points to respond to change
- Opportunities on a day to day basis to improve your personal process
- A sustainable pace even when the deadlines are getting closer
- Improved quantitative and qualitative estimates
- Strategy for coping with interruptions and task switching
- Ability to regulate complexity
The Pomodoro Technique is a personal Time Management method and it fits perfectly inside Scrum and XP.
- Was among 15 speeches selected for re-run at Agile2008 in Toronto
- Is based on my book, available here: www.pomodoro-book.com
- Uses my slides, available here: http://www.slideshare.net/snoteberg/pomodoro-technique-presentation
- Can be seen in a 50 minute video here: http://blog.staffannoteberg.com/pomodoro-technique-oredev-2008-video
Agile methods like Scrum and Extreme Programming are getting more and more popular in the software development industry today. They help projects focusing on the results. But, how can you work agile as an individual or a pair?
Pomodoro Technique was invented by Francesco Cirillo in the early 90’s, but has only recently got a reputation as a productive agile methodology for the individual/pair work. Do you have a strategy for how to structure your working time?
Pomodoro Technique bolsters the ability to stick to Agile values like responding to change, simplicity, feedback, sustainable pace and individuals over tools.
I will not just deliver a basic stand-up speech. I work extensively with gestures, props and audience interaction.
- Iterative, Time-Boxed way of dealing with personal activities
- Technique for personal Retrospective - improving your process every day