The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique® Project Management Course with Francesco Cirillo // Online Learning // May 3rd 2019 at 7pm CEST

The world of my perceived possibilities and the utilization of my abilities has been enhanced to the level that I know that when I look back on my life there will be two significant periods of accomplishment, pre-pomodoro and post-pomodoro periods. It's just that powerful!

Lee Sullivan


This is a three-week project management training course for a maximum of 4 people.

In every session Francesco will give you new instruments to improve your project management skills and will set you an assignment for the next session. Working on the assignment you will apply the new concepts and to reach complex goals in contexts characterized by change and uncertainty.

By the end of this course you will be able to reduce the complexity of your goals, transform a complex goal into a series of simpler goals, transform deeply nested hierarchies of tasks into linear task lists, reduce bottlenecks and interdependencies between tasks. You will also be able to create team timetables to reach multiple goals and handle unplanned events, tasks, emergencies and change, and to organize your teams’ dynamics to meet deadlines with no time pressure.


Before the start of the course, you will be asked to complete a survey in which you will describe your experience, your project management challenges and your expectations of the course. On the basis of the survey, you will define with Francesco an actual objective to be achieved by the end of the course.

During the three weekly sessions Francesco will give you the instruments - concepts, practices and tools - to improve your project management skills. The following subjects will be covered:

Session 1 - The Pomodoro Technique for Project Management

  • Why the Pomodoro Technique?
  • How time pressure affects your project management decisions
  • How to recognize complex goals
  • How to reduce the complexity of a goal and the relative uncertainty of reaching it, by learning to transform deeply nested hierarchies of tasks into linear task lists: task lists without dangerous bottlenecks and interdependencies between tasks
  • How to define value-driven deliverables and create a value-driven deliverable schedule

Session 2 - Organizing teamwork with the Pomodoro Technique to deal with complexity, risks and change

  • How to adapt the Pomodoro Technique to teamwork
  • How to deal with different kinds of goals: maintenance goals, growth goals, project issues
  • How to manage project risks and changes
  • How to create a weekly timetable to reach multiple goals, handle unplanned events, tasks, emergencies and change
  • How to organize your team’ dynamics to deal with risk and complexity

Session 3 - How to reduce the complexity of reaching your goals by applying the Pomodoro Technique rules

  • The Pomodoro Technique rules
  • How to transform a complex goal into a series of simpler goals to be reached and hence increase your motivation, the precision of the estimates and the probability of final success
  • How to build a project schedule driven by value
  • How to meet deadlines without time pressure

Individual assignments are very important in this course. They are assigned at the end of each session. The following session starts with feedback on the individual assignments. Comparison with other course participants enables you to see solutions different from your own, to see contexts and problems different from your own and to receive useful feedback for achieving your own objective for the course.

In the final session, Francesco will hold a Productivity Clinic for checking with you whether you have achieved your objective for the course and showing you how to correctly apply what you have learned in your next project or next challenge.

Check out the detailed programme for the Pomodoro Technique Project Management course.

    included VAT, if applicable
    3 weekly online sessions (3 hours per session) + 2 weekly assignments
  • WHEN
    May 3rd, 10th, 17th 2019
  • TIME
    7pm - 10pm
    CESTCentral European Summer Time
    1pm - 4pm
    EDTEastern Daylight Time
    10am - 1pm
    PDTPacific Daylight Time
    7pm - 10pm
    CATCentral Africa Time
    Online meeting with Zoom
    Min 2, max 4 people
  • At the end of this course, after you've submitted your assignments, you will get a Certificate of Attendance.

    Looking for a more individual approach? Learn how to turn time into an ally and become more productive with these individual sessions with Francesco.


Teodor Manolov

Math & IT teacher

Speaking as a life-long knowledge junkie who has gone through dozens, if not a hundred self improvement training programs and books, the Pomodoro Technique Time Management Course is hands down one of the best training programs I have ever done, which have had the highest impact on my life. This course has helped me understand how to overcome productivity problems I have struggled with for years, it is the breakthrough I was looking for. I used to be intimidated by large projects and goals where I didn't know exactly what to do and how to do it, but now I am confident I can organize any complex goal, understand it like an X-ray, and create an effective plan of execution, where every pomodoro counts and there is no time waste or confusion. It is one of the very few courses, where I left MORE EXCITED than when I joined! I am very happy, satisfied and most of all HIGHLY IMPRESSED with Francesco's work, and I HIGHLY recommend his materials to anyone who is serious about improving their productivity.

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!

Wade J. Skalsky

Owner of Law Offices of Wade J. Skalsky

I give this course my highest recommendation. As an attorney with over a 100 active clients, my time is at a premium. The Pomodoro Technique, and this course in particular, have given me the foundation to better serve my clients while at the same time maintaining my sanity. I am better equipped to tackle complex projects, manage my team, and plan strategically. Who knew that a tomato timer would be the most valuable thing in my office? I would take this course again and eagerly await new offerings from the Pomodoro team. A job well done.

Katie Geddes

Spiritual Business Designer

I'm a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique. It's not too often you get to work directly with the creator of a tool that has changed your life. Now that I've worked with Francesco directly, I'm an even bigger fan. I'm enthusiastic because this technique is simple and life-changing. The course helped me go into deeper related concepts built on the basic technique. Anyone who wants to streamline their day and their thinking would benefit from this tasty course. Anyone who struggles with feeling like they don't have enough time to get done what they want, whether on a daily basis or in terms of life goals, would do well to master this technique. I'm excited to see my business and life evolve with my new knowledge gained from this course.

Ida Alexeeva

HR Specialist

The Pomodoro course helped me to take more realistic approach to my personal time management and gave me self-confidence to reach towards my goals. The course introduces some very useful concepts and approaches for managing complex goals and planning both one's own work effort and work in teams. I can recommend the course for everyone who wants to work more effectively and to make realistic plans for reaching complex or simple goals either personally or in teams.

Lee Sullivan

Management Analyst for The State of California

The world of my perceived possibilities and the utilization of my abilities has been enhanced to the level that I know that when I look back on my life there will be two significant periods of accomplishment, pre-pomodoro and post-pomodoro periods. It's just that powerful!