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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.

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 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 as reviewer of the second edition of the book Extreme Programming Explained.

He created the Anti IF Campaign in 2007 to raise awareness in the international community of developers to apply good design principles.

Francesco has been developing RRP, a new method of software development, since 2008.

He has been running the Software Design Training Programme since 2019.

Francesco 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.

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

You can buy the Software Production Coaching for Teams in two different packages:

One-Day Package
Single One-Day Team Coaching Session.
€1800
  • The prices include VAT (when applicable).
Business Registration

If you are buying as a business customer, please make sure to provide your full business details (business name, billing address, VAT number, Tax ID, etc.) filling out one of these online forms:

Once you have submitted the information requested in this form, our team will double-check it and send you an email confirming your registration or requesting further clarification. Please note that once your registration request has been approved, you will need to use the registered "Business Email" to be recognized by our accounting system.

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For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy

Regarding the cancellation of training courses (Terms and Conditions paragraph 6.7 Cancellation) in brief:

Notice of a training registrant’s intent to cancel a registration must be made by emailing support@francescocirillo.com and is subject to the following terms:

  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received in excess of 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur no liabilities.
  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received within 8 to 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 50% of the obligatory fee.
  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received within 7 calendar days prior to the start date or after the commencement of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 100% of the obligatory fee.

Should we cancel the course, your investment will of course be reimbursed.

We are not responsible for any additional costs incurred by the participant.

Please read our terms and conditions for training courses here.


Plan your sessions

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

* Price included VAT when applicable


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

Do you have a question not listed here?

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...