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Seinfeld method and coding

B3c6f332ab773b78f4ebd72d56d7b6df?s=47 James Cooke
January 30, 2014

Seinfeld method and coding

A look at how I've been using Seinfeld method to get my personal projects done - with some experiments combining it with Pomodoro Technique.


James Cooke

January 30, 2014


  1. Seinfeld Method and coding James Cooke

  2. My problems “You can only have one hobby” Some post

    I found on HackerNews
  3. My problems (more) Big projects have no defined success. How

    should I know when I’ve finished? !!PROCRASTINATION!!
  4. BUT… I want to get the big projects done. And

    one day I found...
  5. Seinfeld method • Print out a big calendar and stick

    it to the wall. • Decide your “mini-task”. • Every day you complete the “mini-task”, cross off a day. • As you build up a chain of days, don’t break the chain!
  6. Big projects: refactored? • Can be broken down into small

    mini-tasks. • Starting and stopping a mini-task is cheap. • Goals are changed, success is closer.
  7. And... START!

  8. Feedback and measure • Learn how you prioritise. • Learn

    what your chain-breakers are.
  9. Chain breaker example

  10. Better measurement 15 minute mini-tasks, nah… POMODORO! • 25 minutes

    work. 5 minutes rest. • Better concentration from rests. • Better estimation of tasks. My mini-tasks == 1P Pomodoro timer image © Erato / CC-BY-SA-2.5
  11. Seinfeld + Pomodoro • Break the “future lock” • Enjoy

    doing again • Learn your own priorities and breakers • Experiment Have more than one hobby!
  12. Thanks for listening! Questions? Thoughts? Sharings? @jamesfublo // This

    presentation is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.