Pomodoro® Time Management Course

Do you feel overwhelmed by work, prioritize tasks, tend to procrastinate, struggle with interruptions or have problems meeting demanding deadlines? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need the Pomodoro Training!

You need a strategy to help deal with interruptions, increase awareness of priorities, simplify tasks, and work on reaching multiple goals effectively. A strategy that allows you not to be afraid of time but to use it to improve productivity.

The Pomodoro® Technique has gained its reputation as a highly effective method to improve individual and team productivity. In the Pomodoro® Time Management Training, you learn and apply to your daily life the various processes and tools of the technique in six intense and interactive courses with the experience of our Certified Pomodoro Trainers and the support of our Pomodoro® Community of Practice.

This Course is available in the following formats:

Live Online Course Length: 6 sessions, 2 hrs. each, covering 3 weeks €750.00 Buy
Live Online Course with Coaching Training Coaching - Everything in The Live Online Course plus: 2 hours of Private Coaching with Francesco Cirillo - Introduce yourself and set concrete goals for your training before the programme begins. €1150.00 Buy
Video Course Basic - Access to all video modules Soon
Coaching Private Guided Tour - Only for the Basic Subscription: 2 hours of Private Coaching with Francesco Cirillo - Introduce yourself and set concrete goals for your training before the programme begins. €300.00 Soon

* Price excludes VAT


About the Course

The Pomodoro® Time Management Course is the official programme to learn to apply the Pomodoro® Technique as an individual or a team. This training was established to simply solve a common need for individuals and teams: reaching multiple goals within the expected time efficiently by developing an effective relationship with time.

Course Info

Format
4 x 2-hour sessions (max 8 participants)

Length
Three weeks

Language
English

Delivery Options
Live online, onsite and in-house


Is this Course for you?
This training is aimed at individuals, professionals and team members interested in improving their productivity.

What do you need for your Course?
No previous knowledge is needed. Much passion is required!

Certificate of Attendance

This Certificate is delivered to all the participants who have attended the six parts of the course and successfully delivered the assignments.

Note

Certified Pomodoro® Technique Practitioner
Once you complete the Training, you can share your experience about a challenge you overcame thanks to the Pomodoro® Technique. The best Pomodoro® Practitioner Reports we receive will be published on our website, and the author becomes a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Practitioner.

Objectives

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Turn time from being an enemy to being an ally in order to achieve your goals
  • Focus on your activities
  • Handle internal and external interruptions effectively
  • Observe your daily work through Pomodoro® Snapshots
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities
  • Track your effort and easily collect statistics about how you spend your time
  • Reduce estimation errors
  • Reduce the length and number of meetings
  • Improve motivation by improving the content of work
  • Setup your Pomodoro® Daily Routine
  • Meet deadlines related to multiple goals without time pressure
  • Create an effective individual or team timetable to reach multiple goals
  • Handle unplanned events, tasks, emergencies and change
  • Setup your Pomodoro® Weekly Routine
  • Effectively communicate with your team members about shared goals

Ann Wilson

Special Education Teacher, Washington DC Public Schools

If you struggle with time, and with being organized around time, this is the course for you! It will require an investment of time, of leaving yourself open to new ideas, or trying on new habits, but the reward will change your life!


Course Content

The Pomodoro® Training is organized in six parts.


PART 01 - The Pomodoro® Internal Process

Turn time from a vicious Predator to the greatest ally to improve your productivity

How to recognize the predator?
Time is limited. We can't have as much as we want, neither stop it nor slow it down. When our mind realizes that it cannot control time, we get scared and time appears to us as a vicious predator. Procrastination and low productivity are the effect of the anxiety we feel when we realize that time is limited.

In this session, you learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with time as a limited human resource and get rid of anxiety and procrastination. The Pomodoro® Internal Process enables you to deal with the anxious requests of the predator. You learn how to develop an effective conversation with the predator and work productively.


PART 02 - The Pomodoro® Core Process

Complete a single activity with no interruptions and no procrastination in a sustainable way

How to deal with the predator while we're working on a task?
You're working on a task, the predator can show up in your mind: "Do you want to take a break... now? With all the things you have to do?" or “Let’s order some pizza!”

In this session, you learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Core Process to stay focused on each of your tasks and reach your goals with less effort and less anxiety. You learn how to use simple tools such as index cards, a pen and a Pomodoro® timer to focus on your current task. You also learn how to deal with internal and external interruptions and avoid procrastination.


PART 03 - Daily Individual Process

Complete several activities and plan your day

How to deal with the predator during the day?
You have to work on multiple tasks during the day. While you're working, the predator can show up in your mind: "Wouldn't it be better to work on another task?" or "Aren't you forgetting about something else you need to do?"

In this session, you learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Daily Individual Process to plan your day, prioritize your tasks and find opportunities to improve your work process and "make" time. You learn how to use the Activity Inventory to organize, estimate and prioritize tasks and the To Do Today Sheet to plan your day. You also learn how to use the Pomodoro® Records Sheet to track your completed Pomodoros and collect data about how you work. This will enable you to observe your work process, identify opportunities to improve it and find ways to complete your tasks in less time. That's how you will make time to dedicate to other activities.


PART 04 - Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique

Make your tasks simpler and more motivating to be completed

How to deal with the predator when we have to work on complex tasks?
Your task is difficult to complete. The deadline is coming! You see no progress. The predator is approaching. You are scared. You decide to "run" but this strategy doesn't work: your task appears more difficult to complete.

In this session, you learn how to stop in front of the predator and reduce the complexity of your task. You apply the Pomodoro® Rule "If it takes more than 5 to 7 pomodoros, break it down" to split your tasks into a series of simpler value-driven tasks. You learn how to identify and avoid dangerous hierarchies of subtasks. By learning how to effectively split your tasks by value, you reach your goals with less effort.


PART 05 - The Pomodoro® Weekly Process

Reach many goals and plan your week with a time plan

How can we deal with the predator during the week?
You have to get some multiple goals completed by the end of the week. You organize your week in time slots and nearing the end, the predator shows up: "You're late... don't stop... keep working on this goal for the rest of the day..." We all have multiple goals to reach every week: individual, family, team, work goals. How can we complete them all?

In this session, you learn to apply the Pomodoro® Weekly Process to define an effective Time Slot-Driven Plan in order to reach multiple goals with less effort and anxiety. You learn the principles and practices to identify timeslots and combine them in an effective way during week. You also learn how to organize your weekly Time Plan to deal with interruptions, uncertainty and change.


PART 06 - The Pomodoro® Team Process, Tools and Practices

Reach your goals in a group, team or family

How to deal with the Predator while we're working in your team?
You work in a team and your team needs to reach their goals. New occasions for your predator to show up in your mind: "Aren't you too slow to complete this task? Are you going to become a bottleneck for the team?" "Shouldn't this task be something someone else should work on?"

In this session, you learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Process for Teams to organize, prioritize and reach your team multiple goals. You are introduced to the Pomodoro tools: Activity Inventory, ToDo Today Sheet and Records Sheet when working in a team. You learn how to apply Pomodoro® team practices to deal with interruptions, uncertainty, change, and complex or urgent tasks.


Anyone can learn how to manage time if properly trained

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Meet Your Trainer

This course is offered only by Certified Pomodoro® Trainers.

FRANCESCO CIRILLO

Francesco Cirillo is the owner of Cirillo Consulting, a consulting firm based in Berlin that works with many of the world’s largest companies.

CARLO GARATTI

Carlo Garatti is a software developer and coach. Since the nineties he has been interested in Agile and in particular Extreme Programming.

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Ida Alexeeva

HR Specialist

The Pomodoro course helped me to take more realistic approach to my personal time management and gave me self-confidence to reach towards my goals. The course introduces some very useful concepts and approaches for managing complex goals and planning both one's own work effort and work in teams. I can recommend the course for everyone who wants to work more effectively and to make realistic plans for reaching complex or simple goals either personally or in teams.


Price & Conditions

Live Online Course

€750 + VAT

Learn at your own pace.

  • 6 x 2 hour sessions over 3 weeks
  • Presentation slides
  • A series of assignments to be developed individually at the end of each session
  • Free Access to our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice
  • Free access to our Pomodoro® Web/App for one month

Live Online Course with Coaching

€1150 + VAT

Everything in The Pomodoro® Time Management Training plus:

  • 2 hours of Private Coaching with Francesco Cirillo - Introduce yourself and set concrete goals for your training before the programme begins.

Video Basic

Learn at your own pace.

  • All video modules
    As they're released.
  • All Basic Updates Forever

Private Guided Tour

€300.00

Only for the Basic Subscription:

  • 2 hours of Private Coaching with Francesco Cirillo

Note

The Pomodoro® Technique book is not included in the price of any of the courses in this training programme and it should be purchased separately. You can buy it here

Please read our terms and conditions for training courses here.


Lee Sullivan

Management Analyst for The State of California

The world of my perceived possibilities and the utilization of my abilities has been enhanced to the level that I know that when I look back on my life there will be two significant periods of accomplishment, pre-pomodoro and post-pomodoro periods. It's just that powerful!


Choose your course

Can't make it on any of our dates? We can discuss other options with you.


Useful Resources

Pomodoro® Web App

The Pomodoro® Timer Web App will be your time tutor and help you stay focused so you can get more...

Pomodoro® Sheets

To help you get started, check out the official templates of the Pomodoro Technique that you can download and print....

Pomodoro® Training Programme

Interruptions and procrastination are one of the most dangerous productivity killers. How to deal with the Predator while we're working...


FAQ

Got a question? Here's answers to common ones.

No, sessions are not currently recorded. In the future, we will make a video course series for Pomodoro® Training Programme. If you're interested in our video course, please send us an email (support@francescocirillo.com)

Do you have a question not listed here?

Pomodoro® Web App

The Pomodoro® Timer Web App will be your time tutor and help you stay focused so you can get more...

Pomodoro® Sheets

To help you get started, check out the official templates of the Pomodoro Technique that you can download and print....

Pomodoro® Training Programme

Interruptions and procrastination are one of the most dangerous productivity killers. How to deal with the Predator while we're working...