The Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Technique for Trainers


Here’s a little story...

You need to deliver a sales report by the end of the day to your manager.

Marc is in charge of analyzing data - a really time consuming activity -, and Angela is in charge of getting feedback from our best customers. You and your team planned everything: the goal is feasible.

The day go by...

But something is not working as expected.

Marc is not at his desk. Someone called him and he was not able to manage the interruption.

Angela is having difficulties contacting some clients but she doesn't let you know. Instead she works harder.

Maybe this report was really important for you and you trusted your team.

How do you think you will react at 5 pm when Marc and Angela explain why they are unable to deliver what they had agreed on together with you?

Will you trust them in the future?

What makes this situation worse is that both Marc and Angela acted in good faith.

They just didn't have an effective time management strategy in place.

Do you think it’s just a fairy tale?

Well, it’s not!

They just didn't have an effective time management strategy in place. Situation like these create frustration. Anxiety contaminates the team’s mood. Feelings of bitterness prevail. Trust between team members starts to break down. They start blaming one another. Conflicts arise

How can the Pomodoro Technique help a team reach their goal?

Reduction in friction between team members

Shared set of practices that protects the team from the frequent and aggressive pressures of time and that transforms these pressures into an opportunity to improve

Our Solution

Are you ready...

to take your software project to the next level? As your in-house consultant, Francesco will show your team how to work faster, cheaper and smarter. You’ll learn proven methods for building a successful product while working and spending less.

Why is it so special?

A number of factors slowly chip away at a software team’s throughput until it stalls completely:


Stressful situations can prevent team members from thinking clearly. Delivering features becomes impossible and bad design decisions make the system more rigid and delivering features even more difficult in the future.

What can we do:

  1. Help the Project Manager, Technical Leader or Agile Coach come up with a strategy that reduces risks and increases the number of features delivered.
  2. Teach your team proven techniques for productivity, time-management and decision-making, starting by identifying and resolving small inefficiencies in the work process and helping your team communicate more efficiently.
  3. Work to find development processes/practices and values tailored to your team. No buzzwords, just real productivity.
The Product

Developers are often not sure what they have to deliver and so they end up focusing on small tasks rather than the overall objective. Integrating small tasks is costly and unpredictable.

What can we do:

  1. Teach the team the difference between value driven and event driven development.
  2. Work on user stories to make them compatible with development.
  3. Introduce simple and effective techniques to estimate the development of user stories.
    Max 8 people
    included VAT, if applicable