Pomodoro® Training Programme

Do you want to learn how to deal with interruptions, stop procrastinating, meet stressful, demanding deadlines? Prioritize and reduce the complexity of your tasks? Plan your day and your week so that you can reach your multiple goals in a sustainable way?

You are not alone! Increasing uncertainty, multiple goals, demanding deadlines and constant change characterize the time we live in. We need a strategy to help us deal with interruptions, increase awareness of our priorities, simplify our tasks, and work on reaching multiple goals in a sustainable way. A strategy that allows us not to be afraid of time but to use it to improve our productivity.

The Pomodoro® Technique has gained its reputation as a highly effective method to improve individual and team productivity in a simple way. A method made up of values, principles, processes, tools and objectives to increase your productivity by developing an effective relationship with time.

In Pomodoro® Training Programme, you will learn and apply to your daily life the various processes and tools of the technique in six intense and interactive courses with the support of our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice.

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Anyone can learn how to manage time if properly trained

About the Training Programme

The Pomodoro® Training Programme is the official programme to learn to apply the Pomodoro® Technique as an individual or a team.

This programme was established to solve, in a simple way, a common need for individuals and teams: reaching multiple goals within expected time and in a sustainable way by developing an effective relationship with time.

We recommend that you combine this programme with the Pomodoro® Coaching You & Me Programme if you want to apply what you learn to your individual or team real context and needs.

We recommend that you combine this Programme with the Pomodoro® Solution for Companies Programme if you are interested in introducing the Pomodoro® Technique in your company.

Who is it for?
This programme is aimed at individuals, professionals and team members interested in improving their productivity.

Programme Structure
The programme covers all the concepts of the Pomodoro® Technique: values, principles, processes, tools, objectives. It is structured in six 2,5-hour courses:

The Pomodoro® Training Programme has been designed as a mentoring experience
Every student of the programme has access to our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice.

At the end of every part of the programme, the participants will receive a set of assignments to be delivered on our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice by the start of the next part.

In this way the participants:

  1. Apply concretely the concepts learned during the course sessions.
  2. Access the assignments of previous participants.
  3. Receive feedback from Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainers.
  4. Receive feedback from the participants of the programme.

Certificate of Attendance
The Certificate of Attendance will be delivered to all the participants who have:

  • Attended the six parts of the programme.
  • Successfully delivered the assignments for each of the six parts of the programme.

Certified Pomodoro® Technique Practitioner
In order to become a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Practitioner you should have:

  • Successfully completed the Pomodoro® Training Programme and obtained the Certificate of Attendance.
  • Delivered a Pomodoro® Practitioner Report in which you share your experience about a challenge against time that you were able to overcome thanks to the Pomodoro® Technique.

Your report will be assessed by a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer and published on our website to help other people reach their own productivity goals.

Programme Info

Programme Format
This programme is structured in six intensive highly-interactive 2,5-hour course sessions for no more than 4 to 6 participants.

During the courses, the trainer will give participants the instruments (concepts, processes, practices and tools) to improve their productivity by applying the Pomodoro® Technique.

At the end of each of the six courses, the trainer will give participants a series of assignments to put into practice what they have learned.

Delivery Options
This educational programme can be offered live online, onsite in your company and in-house in our offices. Private tuition and large-group discounts are also available.

Who is it for
This programme is aimed at individuals, professionals and team members interested in improving their productivity.

Requirements
No previous knowledge is needed. Much passion is required!

Language
At the moment, the course is offered in English and Italian.

Preparation
Participants will need the following to attend this programme:

  • Know how to use Google Sheets.

Remote Training Preparation
Please do the following at least one day before the course is scheduled to start.

  • Upgrade Zoom to the most recent version.
  • Check audio, video, and screen sharing on Zoom.

Materials and benefits

  • You will receive the slides of the presentation and a series of assignments to be developed individually at the end of each course of the programme.
  • You will have free access to our Pomodoro® Web/App for one month.
  • You will have free access to our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice for one month.
Related Activities

Programme Structure

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

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 course, you will 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 will enable you to deal with the anxious requests of the predator. You will learn how to develop an effective conversation with the predator and work in a more relaxed and productive way.

PART 02 - The Pomodoro® Core Process

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

Interruptions and procrastination are some of the most dangerous productivity killers.

How to deal with the predator while we're working on a task?

In this course, you will 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 will learn how to use simple tools such as index cards, a pen and a Pomodoro® timer to focus on your current task. You will also learn how to deal with internal and external interruptions and avoid procrastination.

You will apply the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with the anxious requests of the predator.

PART 03 - Daily Individual Process

Complete several activities and plan your 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?" "Aren't you forgetting about something else you need to do?"

How to deal with the predator during the day?

In this course, you will 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 will learn how to use the Activity Inventory to organize, estimate and prioritize tasks and the To Do Today Sheet to plan your day. You will 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 or just to spare.

You will apply the Pomodoro® Core Process to work on your tasks during the day and the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with the anxious requests of the predator.

PART 04 - Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique

Make your tasks simpler and more motivating to be completed

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 to make it" but this strategy doesn't work: your task appears more difficult to complete.

How to deal with predator when we have to work on complex tasks?

In this course, you will learn how to stop in front of the predator and reduce the complexity of your task.

You will 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 will learn how to identify and avoid dangerous hierarchies of subtasks. By learning how to effectively split your tasks by value, you will reach your goals with less effort and in a more sustainable way.

You will apply the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with the anxious requests of the predator.

PART 05 - The Pomodoro® Weekly Process

Reach many goals and plan your week with a time plan

You have to get some multiple goals reached by the end of the week. You organize your week in time slots and then when you're almost at the end of one of them, the predator shows up in your mind: "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 to reach them all in an effective and sustainable way? How to deal with the predator during the week?

In this course, you will learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Weekly Process to define an effective time slot-driven game plan in order to reach multiple goals with less effort and no anxiety. You will learn the principles and practices to identify timeslots and mix them in an effective way during the day and the week. You will also learn how to organize your weekly time game plan to deal with interruptions, uncertainty and change.

You will apply the Pomodoro® Daily Process to plan your day, the Pomodoro® Core Process to focus on one task at a time and the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with the anxious requests of the predator.

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

Reach your goals in a group, team or family

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?" How to deal with the Predator while we're working in your team?

In this course, you will learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Process for Teams to organize, prioritize and reach your team multiple goals. You will be shown how to use the Pomodoro artifacts - Activity Inventory, ToDo Today Sheet and Records Sheet in a team. You will learn how to apply Pomodoro® team practices to deal with explorations, interruptions, uncertainty and change, complex or urgent tasks.

You will apply the Pomodoro® Weekly Process to plan your week, the Pomodoro® Daily Process to plan your day, the Pomodoro® Core Process to focus on one task at a time and the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with the anxious requests of the predator.


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
    Take regular breaks, learn to observe yourself and your team to improve your work process.

    No more work under pressure.

    No more tensions between team members.

    No more fear of being accountable.

  • Work in a focused way on your activities

  • Handle internal and external interruptions in an effective way

    No more mistakes due to lack of concentration.

    No more wrong estimates, rework, stress and overtime.

  • 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
    Learn to simplify and organize tasks.

    No more wrong estimates on complex, undefined and uncertain tasks.

  • Reduce the length and number of meetings

    No more long, exhausting and useless meetings.

  • Improve motivation by improving the content of work
    Learn to understand the effort a task will take, reduce the complexity of tasks that need doing, organize your time

    No more lack of confidence, lack of responsibility and lack of trust between team members.s

  • Setup your Pomodoro® Daily Routine

  • Meet deadlines related to multiple goals without time pressure Learn 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 final success.

    No more missed deadlines and costly delays.

  • Create an effective individual or team timetable to reach multiple goals
    Handle unplanned events, tasks, emergencies and change.

    No more bottlenecks and interruptions.

    No more frictions between team members.

  • Setup your Pomodoro® Weekly Routine

  • Share with your team members the same point of view about what to do

    No more doubts about what to do, who has to do what and when something will be done.

  • Optimise the interaction between team members needed to complete tasks
    No communication overflow.

    No more thousands of instant messages, emails and calls interrupting your work flow.


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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Price & Conditions

  • The price includes the 2,5 hour course as well as the course material.
  • Participants in this course will have access to our new Pomodoro® Web/App for the duration of one month.
  • Participants in this course will have free access to our new Pomodoro® Communities of Practice for the duration of one month.

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

Discounts

Discounts for groups of four or more are possible.

Please contact us for more details.

Business Registration

If you are buying as a business customer, please make sure to select "Business or institutional customer" when you provide your information in our checkout procedure.

  • If you are a EU Registered Business, you have to provide a valid VAT number.
  • If you are a NON-EU Registered Business, you have to send us by email (support@francescocirillo.com) your Business Registration Number and a copy of your Commercial Register Extract in your country.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

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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® Internal Process

Time is limited. We can't have as much as we want, neither stop it nor slow it down. When our...

Pomodoro® Core Process

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

Pomodoro® Daily Process

You have to work on multiple tasks during the day. While you're working, the predator can show up in your...

Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique

Your task is difficult to complete. The deadline is coming! You see no progress. The Predator is approaching. You are...

Pomodoro® Weekly Process

You have to get some multiple goals reached by the end of the week. You organize your week in time...

Pomodoro® Team Process

You work in a team and your team needs to reach their goals. New occasions for your Predator to show...


FAQ

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)

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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® Internal Process

Time is limited. We can't have as much as we want, neither stop it nor slow it down. When our...

Pomodoro® Core Process

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