Francesco Cirillo

What can I say more of someone who’s in the first page of the most revolutionary book ever written in sw development (Extreme Programming Explained)? Francesco has a deep knowledge and a great experience that helps him in finding the right spot! As an innovator is always one step ahead … in the right direction! :)

Piergiorgio Grossi

Short Bio

Francesco Cirillo invented the Pomodoro Technique, a renowned time-management tool used by millions of people all over the world, three decades ago. He has worked at the forefront of the software industry for twenty years. In a career spanning startups, multinationals and freelance consulting, he has mentored thousands of developers and software teams. Francesco’s core focus has always been improving productivity and efficiency, by finding ways to achieve better results with less time and less effort.

Special Interests
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Software Design
  • Agile methodologies
  • Lean Management
  • Information Technology
  • Projects and Risks
  • Relationship Building
  • UPCOMING COURSES:
  • Currently there are no scheduled events.
Testimonials

SALIM VIRANI

Know-nothing do-gooder

When it comes to helping tech startups, it’s tough to top the legendary Francesco Cirillo, a truely independent thinker. He’s one of those rare, modest leaders with deft communication and teaching capabilities. I asked him to speak at Leancamp Berlin, and in spite of knowing he’d defined the Pomodoro Technique and built a global community behind it, the way he engaged everyone surpassed my expectations! He was professional, well-prepared and flexible, but most importantly, he met his audience on their terms, clearly broadened their perspective and demonstrated a deep understanding of topics, even in when specialised questions came up. Count on Francesco to be authentic and friendly, and set an atmosphere of intellectual camaraderie.

EDOARDO SCHEPIS

Senior Presales Manager, Solution Architects at Red Hat Italy

Francesco Cirillo is the coach everybody should meet in their career! Francesco worked with me and my colleagues in, mentoring us on Object Oriented and Patterns topics. It was a great experience!. Even working for in the Java Center of my company, we were far from being the architects we should be. It was a reality check that Francesco provided with his professional approach and with his unique attitude showing us how easy things could be if we just remain humble and focused on the assigned goals, avoiding over-engineering and working just on the assigned tasks.

Piergiorgio Grossi

CIO & Digital Transformation Officer Ducati. Former 8x Champ Ferrari F1

What can I say more of someone who’s in the first page of the most revolutionary book ever written in sw development (Extreme Programming Explained)? Francesco has a deep knowledge and a great experience that helps him in finding the right spot! As an innovator is always one step ahead … in the right direction! :)