The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // BR Edition

by Francesco Cirillo

The Pomodoro Technique® Book // BR Edition

Its simplicity is deceptive... It eased my anxiety over the passing of time and also made me more efficient; refreshed by breaks, for example, I halved the total time required to fact-check a column.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Available for the first time in bookstores, the Pomodoro Technique is the classic book on productivity and time management developed by Francesco Cirillo, the creator of the Pomodoro Technique, whose self-published book has been downloaded over 2 million times as a free download.

Francesco Cirillo’s The Pomodoro Technique is the world renowned system for improving productivity that has been in use the world over, and adapted by countless others, since 1999. Cirillo first developed his system for improving productivity while a university student in Italy in the early 1990s. By using a kitchen timer in the shape of a pomodoro (Italian for tomato), Cirillo was able to concentrate the amount of time he spent working on a project into 25 minute intervals, with short 5 minute breaks, to get more done. Each pomodoro, or 25 minute work interval, is performed without interruptions; by grouping 3 to 4 pomodoros in a row, users can vastly improve their productivity, enhance their focus, and better achieve their goal

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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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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

    Publisher: Sextante
    Language: Portuguese
    Author: Francesco Cirillo

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