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Pomodoro – An agile time management technique

July 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Time management techniques and tools are in abundance. Many of them does their job quite well. But at times you lose focus in following these techniques due to the complexity of processes involved and tools required to do it.

I came across this technique which seems to do the task in a simple, agile way – The Pomodoro Technique (http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/).

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Who hasn’t experienced time anxiety when faced with a task that has to be finished by a certain deadline? In these circumstances, who hasn’t felt the need to put off that task, to “come up for air”? Who hasn’t had that unpleasant sensation of depending on time, chasing after appointments, giving up what one loves to do for lack of time? …

The free (45 page) ebook on Pomodoro can be downloaded from http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/resources/cirillo/ThePomodoroTechnique_v1-3.pdf.

If you are worried about bringing a (tomato shaped) kitchen timer to work (and perhaps earning a new nick name doing that), you could download this free ticker made for Pomodoro from http://www.focusboosterapp.com/.

Now don’t say – “I have no time to try this!”