ABOUT THIS TRAINING LEVEL
This training is the third of the four levels in the Pomodoro® Training Program.
In Level 01 and 02 we focused on how to manage time to reach individually one simple goal - a goal consisting of a linear series of tasks, without interdependencies, uncertainty and without change.
In this training we will see how to apply the Pomodoro® Technique to:
- Deal with multiple goals.
- Improve the productivity of your team.
We will learn how to encompass complex goals - goals consisting of deeply nested hierarchies of tasks, tasks dependent on other tasks, goals characterized by uncertainty and change.
In this training, Francesco proposes to participants to achieve two objectives:
Setup a Pomodoro® weekly team timetable
- this tool will make it simpler to define a strategy to reach multiple goals and handle unplanned events and tasks, emergencies, uncertainty and change.
- Transform deeply nested hierarchies of tasks into linear task lists - This will be the key tool to reach complex goals with less effort.
Achieving these objectives will enable you to meet your individual or team deadlines free of anxiety.
In this training Francesco will show you new Pomodoro® tools and practices, developed over the years working with his own team and the teams he mentored.
Participants will learn these new practices by applying them to reach their own real goals.
Your task will be to apply them in your your work life for 14 days.
Francesco will evaluate the results of your work with you and the other participants at the beginning of every session.
Before the beginning of the training,
you will be asked to complete a survey in which you will describe your experience,
your time management challenges and your expectations of the training.
Based on of the survey, you will define with Francesco an actual
objective to be achieved
by the end of the training.
During the training Francesco will give you the instruments -
concepts, practices and tools - to improve your project management skills.
The following subjects will be covered:
The Pomodoro® technique for complex goals
- Why the Pomodoro® technique?
- How time pressure affects your project management decisions
- How to recognize complex goals
- How to reduce the complexity of a goal and the relative uncertainty of reaching it, by learning to transform deeply nested hierarchies of tasks into linear task lists: task lists without dangerous bottlenecks and interdependencies between tasks
- How to define value-driven deliverables and create a value-driven deliverable schedule
THE POMODORO® TECHNIQUE FOR COMPLEX GOALS
Why the Pomodoro® Technique?
How time pressure affects your project management decisions
Learning to organise and reach your complex goals: The Game Plan
- How to recognize complex goals
- Factors that increase the complexity of goals
- The Game Plan
How to create a value-driven deliverable schedule
- The Picnic Metaphor: The importance of deliverables
- Learning to distinguish between Goals, Deliverables and Tasks
- How to reduce the complexity of a goal and the relative uncertainty of reaching it by
learning to transform deeply nested hierarchies of tasks into linear task lists: task
lists without dangerous bottlenecks and interdependencies between tasks
- How to define value-driven deliverables and create a value-driven deliverable
- Task-driven versus value -driven deliverables
- Exercise: Learn to identify value-driven deliverables
- Do you really know how to organize a complex goal like a picnic?
ORGANIZING TEAMWORK WITH THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE TO DEAL WITH COMPLEXITY, RISKS AND CHANGE
How to adapt the Pomodoro® Technique to teamwork
- Doing teamwork versus doing groupwork
- How many Pomodoros should we use and why?
- How should we adapt the Pomodoro® Technique sheets? (Records Sheet, Activity
Inventory, To Do Today)
How to deal with different kinds of goals: maintenance goals, growth goals, project issues
- The Garden Metaphor
- How much effort? What does it mean?
How to manage project risks and change
- How to create a weekly timetable to
- Reach multiple goals
- Handle unplanned events
- Handle unplanned tasks
- Handle emergencies
- Handle change
- How to organize your team’ dynamics to deal with risk and complexity
- Improving your productivity with a spreadsheet: Learning to deal with interruptions
- Implementing the Daily Individual Process
HOW TO REDUCE THE COMPLEXITY OF REACHING YOUR GOALS BY APPLYING THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE RULES
Meet deadlines without time pressure
- The Pomodoro® Technique rules
- How to transform a complex goal into a series of simpler goals to be reached and
hence increase your motivation, the precision of the estimates and the probability of
- How to build a project schedule driven by value
- Exercise: Learn to split goals according to value
Q&A Productivity Clinic
The Pomodoro® Technique has been organically adopted by thousands of people
across the world because it is so simple to use. Many participants of the course
often have specific questions, usually variations of "How can I apply the technique
when...?" To cater for this, one Pomodoro® of this session will be given over to a
structured Q&A session working through your questions and queries.
Individual assignments are very important in this course.
They are assigned at the end of each session.
The following session starts with feedback on the individual assignments.
Comparing to other training participants enables you to see solutions different from your own, to see contexts and problems different from your own and to receive useful feedback for achieving your own objective for the course.
In the final session, Francesco will hold a Productivity Clinic for checking with you whether you have achieved your objective for the course and showing you how to correctly apply what you have learned in your next project or next challenge.
Check out the detailed programme for the Pomodoro Technique Project Management course.
WHO IS IT FOR
This training is open to:
- Individuals who have to reach multiple complex goals.
- New or recently appointed project managers and coaches, experienced PM and coaches who want to refresh or improve their skills, those who will move into PM roles in the future, and anyone wishing to improve project management skills.
- Teams with little or no project management experience, teams with a mixed level of project management experience and teams requiring an intense and practical
project management training.
WHERE ARE YOU IN THE POMODORO® TRAINING PROGRAM
In Pomodoro® Training Level 01 you started taking care of your time. You've learned how to apply the core process of the Pomodoro® technique, how to organize your day and week. You've learned how to manage the fear of "time as predator", and now time is your friend.
In Pomodoro® Training Level 02 you learned how to apply the various practices, processes, tools and rules provided for in the technique consistently and incrementally for 21 days.
You have now reached Training Level 03!
At this level you will learn how to achieve complex goals and tasks, individually and in team. You'll learn how the Pomodoro® Technique can help you reach your goals in scenarios characterized by numerous interconnected tasks, bottlenecks and interactions with people or teams.
In Pomodoro® Training Level 04 you will become an Official Pomodoro® Trainer. You will learn how to transfer your Pomodoro® Technique time management experience to other people. How to create Pomodoro® Time Fitness Plans to individuals and teams and monitor their progress.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Francesco Cirillo is the owner of Cirillo Consulting,
a consulting firm based in Berlin that works with many
of the world’s largest companies.
He 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.
Francesco’s core focus has always been improving productivity and efficiency,
by finding ways to achieve better results with less time and less effort.
Francesco has worked at the forefront of the software industry for more than 20 years.
In a career spanning startups, multinationals and freelance consulting,
he has mentored thousands of professionals, developers,
managers and software teams.
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