POMODORO TECHNIQUE TIME MANAGEMENT COURSE

Pomodoro Technique Time Management Course
Learn how you can use The Pomodoro Technique in teams and individually to reach complex goals in contexts characterized by change and uncertainty.

Our classes are designed to provide as much interaction and personal attention as possible. The course includes training modules, exercises, assignments aimed at helping you achieve meaningful, measurable results which can be built upon and improved over time.

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Content

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At the end of this course, when you've submitted your assignments, you will get a Certificate of Attendance.

Do you want to go a step further along the road to becoming a Certified Pomodoro Technique Practitioner? Apply for a Certificate of Practice.

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  • LENGTH
    2 days
  • WHERE
    Online / Onsite / Public class

UPCOMING COURSES

  • Nov 4th, 18th, Dec 2nd, 16th 2017 Online at 6pm CET with Francesco Cirillo

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  • Nov 4th, 18th, Dec 2nd, 16th 2017 Online at 8am CET with Francesco Cirillo

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  • Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 10th, 17th 2018 Online at 6pm CET with Francesco Cirillo

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  • Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 10th, 17th 2018 Online at 8am CET with Francesco Cirillo

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  • Feb 24th, 25th 2018 in Berlin, Germany at 8:30am CEST with Francesco Cirillo

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In this course, you will learn how to

Reach your individual goals

How to manage internal and external interruptions, improve estimations, reduce the complexity of tasks that need doing and meet your deadlines without getting stressed out and tired.

Reach your complex goals

How to handle goals with a high and growing number of sometimes interdependent tasks to be completed in changing and uncertain scenarios.

Reach goals in a team

How to organise your team to increase productivity and meet deadlines while favouring a flowing and conscious work rhythm free from interruptions and bottleneck.

About the course

New Skills

The course includes the new skills detailed in the upcoming edition of the Pomodoro Technique book, namely:

  • How to apply the technique in a team - we will take an in-depth look at the practices a team or coach can apply to work in an environment free from obstacles and interruptions.
  • How to apply the technique in scenarios characterised by complexity and uncertainty - you will learn concrete solutions to identify and organise a complex goal, keeping everything under control without experiencing any anxiety or stress.
Varied Structure

This course is divided into:

  • A series of Pomodoro Seminars. A number of training modules lasting one Pomodoro to teach you the new practices
  • Exercises, where you will work on resolving problems on a digital whiteboard
  • A series of assignments to be completed for the next session (the following week), allowing the trainer to concretely verify how much you have learnt
  • An in-depth Q&A clinic.
Certificate of Attendance

Do you want to prove that you're learning new techniques to improve personal and team productivity when you apply for a new job? Do you want to show you're actively involved in events to improve personal and team productivity?

  • At the end of this course, when you've submitted your assignments, you will get a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Every participant of the official Pomodoro Technique Time Management course is entitled to a Certificate of Attendance from us in PDF format.
  • Your trainer will ask you to fill in an online evaluation form on our site. This will take you just a few minutes. Once you've submitted your thoughts, you'll find your certificate in your inbox.


Programme

Session 1: Reach Your Individual Goals // 4 hours

Why the Pomodoro Technique?

  • Where are we now? Directions so we don't get lost in the park of productivity tools
  • Why productivity tools and techniques often result in us worsening our productivity
  • What is the Pomodoro Technique: how it transforms time into an ally to help reach our goals
  • Nature of the Pomodoro - Measures of time versus measures of effort
  • Basic principles of the Technique, tools, process, and experimenting how to improve productivity
  • Learning Resources

The foundations of the technique in four Pomodoro:

  • Tracking: tools that transform interruptions into opportunities and practices that collect useful information to improve your productivity
  • Estimating: when and how to reduce estimation errors and meet deadlines without stress
  • Structuring your Pomodoro: practices to master
  • Scheduling: organising your day into work slots
  • Reaching goal 6 of the technique: defining and meeting new goals to improve
  • Pomodoro Rules

Assignments:

  • Improving your productivity with a spreadsheet (completed during session 1 and discussed in session 2)
  • Organising your calendar (completed during session 1 and discussed in session 2)


SESSION 2: Reach Your Complex Goals // 4 hours

Assignment feedback

Recognising complex goals:

  • Types of goals: growth and maintenance goals, routines.
  • Learning to distinguish between Goals, Deliverables and Tasks
  • Factors that increase the complexity of goals: the scope (number of tasks), the interdependency of the tasks, bottlenecks, change and uncertainty
  • Why productivity tools can make our goals more complex, why to do lists aren't good enough to reach complex goals, and why they more often than not increase complexity

Pomodoro Planning: Learning to organise and reach your complex goals

  • The Picnic Metaphor - you will learn to reduce and organise the complexities of any goal as if it were a picnic
  • The Ping Pong Metaphor - you will learn how to make estimations about a complex project
  • The Garden Metaphor - you will learn to look after and keep your goals under control to reduce the risk of "complexity escalation"
  • You will learn to distinguish different types of task: different tasks require different behaviours and different organisational solutions
  • We will reduce the complexity of a goal by splitting it: splits per value vs. splits per effort. How to adjust the rule of the 7 Pomodoro
  • You will learn how to know exactly what to do at a given time: organising time into Pomodoro Slots
  • You will apply Pomodoro estimating and tracking to identify and manage activities whose complexity you are underestimating

Assignments:

  • Do you really know how to organise a complex goal like a picnic? Let’s give it a try (to be submitted by session 4)

SESSION 3: Reach Your Goals in a Team // 4 hours

Assignment feedback

What is a team?

  • The nature of the Pomodoro when applied to teams
  • Team structures and dynamics
  • Distinguishing between groupwork and teamwork
  • Tricky situations
  • Combining groupwork and teamwork

Adapting the Pomodoro Technique to groupwork:

  • Adapting practices to groupwork: Tracking, Estimating, Pomodoro Structure, Pomodoro Slots
  • Adapting tools to groupwork: To do Today, Activity Inventory, Recording

Adapting the Pomodoro Technique to teamwork:

  • Adapting practices to teamwork: Tracking, Estimating, Pomodoro Structure, Pomodoro Slots
  • Adapting tools to teamwork: To do Today, Activity Inventory, Recording

Pomodoro Coaching - Techniques for improving productivity in groupwork and teamwork:

  • Practice of the Ram - when a task becomes too complex and you want to involve the team without meetings or interruptions
  • Practice of the Pomodoro Hackathon - when you want to explore something unknown to the team
  • Practice of Daily Re-estimation - when you want to identify risky tasks that may cause obstacles and prevent the timely achievement of goals
  • Practice of the Counter - when you want to protect the team from external interruptions

Assignments:

  • Resolve the case of a team that wants to improve but is currently experiencing certain productivity problems (to be submitted by the beginning of session 4)

SESSION 4: Defining new goals to improve // 4 hours

Assignment feedback


Q&A Productivity Clinic

  • The Pomodoro Technique has been organically adopted by thousands of people across the world because it is so simple to use. When it comes to team dynamics or reaching complex goals, the technique can be manipulated in different ways depending on the scenario. Many participants of the course often have specific questions, usually variations of "How can I apply the technique when…?" To cater for this, two hours of this session will be given over to a structured Q&A session working through your questions and queries.

Additional Info

Who is it for

The course is open to anyone wishing to improve their time management skills, and become more productive.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the course. All you need is a strong drive to improve the productivity of you or your team.