Software Production Consulting for Teams

Francesco Cirillo

Do you want to learn how to deal with fast growth, technical debt, stressful and demanding deadlines? How to grow software incrementally, maintaining maximum quality and delivering the highest possible number of functionalities?

Francesco will teach your team cutting-edge development methods and how to use them effectively. You'll come away a better team, with renewed confidence and greater earning potential.

As your in-house consultant, Francesco will show your team how to work faster, cheaper and smarter.

Learn proven methods for building a successful product while working and spending less.

The Software Production Coaching for Teams is available as a daily package:

Type Activity Price*
Coaching One-Day Package
Single One-Day Team Coaching Session.
€1800.00 Buy

* All prices exclude VAT

Take your team's software development process to the next level

About the Coaching

Coaching Info

Coaching Format
Programme of intensive highly-interactive team coaching sessions.

Delivery Options
The Coaching Programme can be offered live online, onsite in your company and in-house in our offices.

Who is it for
If you have multiple goals to reach every week, an important deadline you are afraid to fail, if you are used to procrastinating, if you interrupt yourself or if you are constantly interrupted, this coaching programme is for you.

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

Language
The coaching programme is offered in English and Italian.

Preparation
Participants will need to give a short presentation about their productivity challenges in the first coaching session.

Remote Session 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.

About the Coach

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 ha 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.


Coaching Activity

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

People
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:

  • Help the Project Manager, Technical Leader or Agile Coach come up with a strategy that reduces risks and increases the number of features delivered.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Teach the team the difference between value driven and event driven development.
  • Work on user stories to make them compatible with development.
  • Introduce simple and effective techniques to estimate the development of user stories.

The Code
Badly designed software makes delivering new features difficult and error-prone. Developers can spend up to 70% of their time fixing bugs and even the simplest iteration becomes a never ending story.

What can we do:

  • Identify and fix badly designed areas in your software system.
  • Make the design of the software system more flexible and adaptable.
  • Improve your team's processes and implement a plan to reduce bad design.

If you like what you have read so far and you can identify with it, plan your individual journey.


Price and Conditions

Type Activity Price*
Coaching One-Day Package
Single One-Day Team Coaching Session.
€1800.00 Buy

* All prices exclude VAT

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.

Cancellation Policy

Please read our terms and conditions for services Here.


Plan your sessions

Type Activity Price*
Coaching One-Day Package
Single One-Day Team Coaching Session.
€1800.00 Buy

* All prices exclude VAT


Testimonials

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!


Useful Resources

Pomodoro® Web App

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Pomodoro® Sheets

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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

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Pomodoro® Daily Process

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Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique

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Pomodoro® Weekly Process

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FAQ

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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...