The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique® Book

by Francesco Cirillo

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // US Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // US Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // UK Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // UK Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The Life-Changing Time-Management System.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // NL Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // NL Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

Helpt iedereen om beter te focussen.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // IT Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // IT Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

Il celebre metodo per gestire al meglio il proprio tempo e diventare più efficienti e organizzati.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // FR Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // FR Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // CN Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // CN Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // ES Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // ES Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // BR Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // BR Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // PT Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // PT Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // TR Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // TR Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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The Pomodoro Technique® Book // CZ Edition

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // CZ Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The acclaimed Time-Management System that has transformed how we work.

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FOCUS. RELAX. IMPROVE. ACHIEVE.

Over 2 million people have already used the Pomodoro Technique to transform their lives, making them more productive, more focused and even smarter.

In today’s fast-paced, time-poor environment, it’s normal to want to regain some control over your day, and Francesco Cirillo’s deceptively simple time-management method is a proven solution. Based on more than two decades of refinement and thinking, it’s easy to understand and highly adaptable. It transforms both work and home life, splitting a day into short 30-minute ‘pomodoros’, which focus your mind on what needs attention at that precise moment. You’ll learn how to work with time, eliminate burnout, manage distractions and create a better work–life balance, using only a pen, some paper and a kitchen timer.

This fully updated edition includes new and exclusive material about teamwork, to make you and your team more dynamic than ever. The Pomodoro Technique will not only boost your productivity, it will give you a life-long skill to help you achieve your goals.

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CONTENTS

Preface & Introduction

Foundations

  • The Context

Raching Your Individual Goals

  • Material and Method
  • Objective I: Find Out How Much Effort an Activity Requires
  • Objective II: Cut Down on Interruptions
  • Objective III: Estimate the Effort for Activities
  • Objective IV: Make the Pomodoro More Effective
  • Objective V: Set Up a Timetable
  • Objective VI: Define Your Own Improvement Objective

Reaching Your Team Goals

  • Applying the Pomodoro Technique on a Team
  • Adapting the Tools of The Technique to a Team
  • Simple Practices to Get Your Team Started
  • Why Teams Need More Advanced Practices
  • The Practice of the Counter
  • The Practice of the Pomodoro Hackathon
  • The Practice of the Ram

Results

  • Observation
  • Mastering the Technique
  • The Next Step
  • Rules
  • Glossary
  • Get to work
  • To Do Today Sheet
  • Inventory Sheet
  • Records Sheet
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowlegments
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Francesco Cirillo is the owner of Cirillo Consulting, a business consulting firm based in Berlin that works with many of the world’s largest companies. He created the Pomodoro technique while a university student, looking for a way to get more done in less time. His system of working in 25 minute increments, without interruption, with five minute breaks, has been adopted by productivity experts the world over. Cirillo wrote a 130 page book on the technique in 2006 which he offered as a free download. It was downloaded over 2 million times — about 250,000 times a year — before the author took the pdf down in 2013, and restricted access to the book to his personal website. This publication marks the first time the book has been available for purchase through retail channels.

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