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Seinfeld method and coding

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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.

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James Cooke

January 30, 2014
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  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 // hi@jamescooke.info This

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