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The Pomodoro Technique What is actually the Pomodoro® Technique

Have you just heard of the Pomodoro® Technique and would like to know more?

Do you use the Pomodoro® Timer and would like to finally know what the technique really is, with its working processes and objectives to be achieved? And understand how to apply it fully?

And how to effectively and fully use it?

About this event

What is actually the Pomodoro® Technique

The following subjects will be covered:

  • The Pomodoro® Technique - It's not just the timer

    • What is the real problem with time?
    • Depending on time
    • Two aspect of time: succession of events and becoming
    • What can you do "now"?
    • Running to make it
    • Running away
  • What is actually the Pomodoro® Technique?

    • What can you do now?
    • To manage the limits of time we must first learn how to stop
    • Playing the game with time
    • I need an example... Pomodoro® Core Process 101
    • How can time be useful to me, now?
    • When can we play "the game" with time?
    • An introduction to Pomodoro® Process
    • Dealing with the Predator while we're working on an activity
    • Dealing with the Predator during the day
    • Dealing with the Predator during the week
    • Dealing with the Predator while we're working in a team
  • How to effectively and fully apply the Pomodoro® Technique?

    • How to avoid common mistakes?
  • Exercise recognized the "Predator"

    • How to avoid common mistakes?
  • Question & Answers

About the lecturer

Francesco Cirillo

Francesco 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 as reviewer of the second edition of the book Extreme Programming Explained.

He created the Anti IF Campaign in 2007 to raise awareness in the international community of developers to apply good design principles.

Francesco has been developing RRP, a new method of software development, since 2008.

He has been running the Software Design Training Programme since 2019.

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

Read the Francesco Cirillo's complete profile.

Upcoming sessions

This event is available

Live Online, Public face-to-face, onsite in your company

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Setup, materials, and tools

This event does not involve the delivery of any material.


No previous knowledge is needed. Much passion is required!

Who should attend this event?

This event is for anybody interested in improving their productivity: Individuals, Families, Students, Professionals, Teams.

Price and Deals

The event can be offered live online, and, when COVID restrictions will allow it, also onsite in your company and in-house in our offices.

Is your team bigger than 15 people?

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Ann Wilson
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!

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