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.
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