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Pomodoro Blitz Talk

Pomodoro Blitz Talk

Blitz Talk about Pomodoro Technique I gave at NSConference 2011.

Robert Wijas

March 23, 2011
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  1. PDD
    Pomodoro Driven Development.

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  2. Francesco Cirillo
    The Pomodoro Technique®
    80s/90s

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  3. Time
    Time management technique.

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  4. Enemies
    Procrastination
    Complex tasks
    Distractions
    Interruptions
    Perfectionism
    Have to vs. Want to

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  5. Discipline
    Sorry, it’s all about it.

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  6. Workflow
    No fancy tools required.
    Timer, sheet of paper and pencil.

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  7. Focus
    For 25min.

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  8. Break
    5min, 25min every four pomodoro.

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  9. Simple rules

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  10. Indivisible
    Once a pomodoro begins it has to ring.

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  11. Too big? Break it down.
    Too small? Add it up.
    Task size

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  12. In practice
    Dead trees way. Paper FTW.

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  13. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0

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  14. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project

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  15. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline

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  16. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline
    Post message

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  17. UNPLANNED & URGENT (write bottom-up)
    1
    Authenticate user

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  18. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline
    Post message

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  19. UNPLANNED & URGENT (write bottom-up)
    1
    Authenticate user
    Fix nasty bug
    U

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  20. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline
    Post message

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  21. UNPLANNED & URGENT (write bottom-up)
    1
    Authenticate user
    Fix nasty bug
    U

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  22. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline
    Post message

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  23. TO DO TODAY
    NAME DATE
    Robert, Twitterroro 23.0
    Setup Xcode Project
    Display user’s timeline
    Post message

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  24. 2 interruptions
    8 pomodoros

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  25. Control
    Interruptions
    Know your enemy.

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  26. Work context
    The distinction between free time and work time is clear
    thanks to ticking sound of my timer.

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  27. Rhythm & Flow
    Nice way to achieve sustainable pace.

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  28. Big & complex
    tasks
    vs. you

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  29. Estimation
    There are no hours or days, just pomodoros.

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  30. One more thing

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  31. The next pomodoro
    will go better.

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