Pomodoro® Course for Professionals

Do you feel overwhelmed at work, tend to procrastinate, struggle with interruptions or have problems meeting demanding deadlines?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a strategy that teaches 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® Course for Professionals, you learn and apply to your daily work the various processes and tools of the technique in four intense and interactive courses. Throughout the sessions, you are guided by the expertise of Licensed Pomodoro® Trainers and discuss your experience with the Pomodoro® Practice Community.

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Claudine Hellmuth

I've been using the @PomodoroTech for a week now to increase productivity. I'm now getting done is 6 hours what would take me 8! loving it.

Course Content

The Pomodoro® Course for Professionals is organized in four sessions.

SESSION 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.

SESSION 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.

SESSION 03 - The Pomodoro® 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.

SESSION 04 - 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.

David Tanzer

It's amazing what you get done with @PomodoroTech - And in the breaks you can do other things - like housework #homeoffice

About the Course

The Pomodoro® Course for Professionals is aimed towards professionals, freelancers, managers and anyone who wants to learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Technique to their daily work.

In this course, you learn to maximize your focus and motivation, avoid procrastination, organize your workday and weekly plan, avoid interruptions and distractions to achieve your various goals.

In four interactive sessions, you learn the Pomodoro® Individual Process, Pomodoro® Core Process, Pomodoro® Daily Individual Process, and Pomodoro® Weekly Individual Process.

Throughout the sessions, you are guided by the expertise of Licensed Pomodoro® Trainers and discuss your experience with the Pomodoro® Practice Community.

Course Info

4 x 2-hour sessions (max 8 participants)

Three weeks


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.


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

  • Focus on your activities
  • Handle internal and external interruptions effectively
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities
  • Reduce estimation errors
  • Reduce the length and number of meetings
  • Setup your Pomodoro® Daily Routine
  • Setup your Pomodoro® Weekly Routine


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.

Anyone can learn how to manage time if properly trained

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About the Trainer

Francesco Cirillo

Francesco Cirillo has worked at the forefront of the software industry for more than 30 years. In a career spanning startups, corporations and freelance consulting, he has mentored thousands of professionals, developers, managers and software teams.

In the 1990s he worked as a Senior Consultant and Mentor for Sun Microsystem, expert in Software Architectures and Software Development Processes and Java and Object-Oriented Evangelist.

Francesco is one of the pioneers of Agile Methods. He started working on XP and TDD in 1999. He was chosen by Kent Beck to develop the XP community in Europe and as reviewer of the second edition of the book Extreme Programming Explained. In 2000 he created XPLabs, the first company in Europe to offer comprehensive services on XP: software development, training and consulting.

In 2007 he created the Anti-IF Campaign to raise awareness in the international community of software developers to apply good design principles to grow software in a sustainable way.

Since 2008 Francesco stopped actively working on Agile Methods and started to develop RRP, a new method of software development. In 2013 he created Cirillo Consulting based in Berlin to offer professional training and consulting on productivity and software development.

Francesco invented the Pomodoro® Technique, a renowned time-management method used by millions of people all over the world, while being a university student looking for a way to get more done in less time.

Read the Francesco Cirillo's complete profile.

Price & Conditions

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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

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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.

Upcoming Sessions

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