Let's Learn Together!

"Where can I find well written User Stories? Is there a valid example of emergent design I can learn from? Is there a real project where I can see how combinations of design patterns have been applied? Why can't I find a shared definition of Iterative, Incremental and Adaptive on the Internet?"

TDD, Emergent Design, Design Patterns, Use Case modeling, User Story writing and splitting... The Internet is full of useful resources from which we can learn if we know where to look for them.

In these live online events, Francesco Cirillo will answer your questions about product management and software development by analysing together with the participants articles, videos and code repositories he chooses on the Internet.

Each topic may require one or more sessions to be analysed. Topics will be chosen from the most frequently asked questions received.

Let's learn how to learn

About this Series of Events

What is a "Let's Learn Together"?

  • Let's Learn Together is a series of 1,5-hour live online events where Francesco Cirillo selects a number of resources from the internet (videos, articles, codebases etc) and analyses and comments on them together with the participants.
  • Every event will focus on a particular topic of product management and software development: user stories, design patterns, software development process, TDD, etc.
  • Observations and comments will be recorded in a Google Document shared with the participants.
  • A topic may require one or more sessions to be analysed. Each session is however independent. It is always possible to participate in a session without having participated in the previous ones of the same topic.
  • The topic to be discussed will be chosen on the basis of the most frequently asked questions.

As a result of this event, you will have got concrete insights to be immediately applied to improve your product management and software development skills. You will also have stimuli to continue your own research based on the resources and observations made during the various sessions.

Who is it for?

Ideal for Product Managers and Developers, Software Developers, Business and Technical Coaches, Technical Leaders and IT Managers.

How to get your question answered by Francesco?

You can post your question here

Event Info

Event Format
Intensive highly-interactive 1,5-hour event for no more than 20 participants.

Delivery Options
Offered live online.

No previous knowledge is needed.

The event is offered in English.

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
The Google Document in which Francesco Cirillo comments on the resources and adds his observations with participants is shared with all participants.


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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.

Upcoming Sessions

Here you can find the next sessions of this series:

Can't make it on any of our dates?

We can discuss other options with you


Useful Resources

The Accounting Adventure Journal - Episode 01: The Challenge

The following is the report of the first session of the Accounting Adventure. The time is 31 March 2021 at...

The Accounting Adventure Journal - Episode 02: Emergent Design

The following is the report of the first session of the Accounting Adventure. The time is 27 April 2021 at...


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