What’s Pomodoro anyway?
The Pomodoro technique’s been explained extensively, and if you google it, you’ll find literally hundreds of articles about it. So I won’t explain the basic technique here, more than to say that it will help you focus on your tasks during your day. You do that by setting a timer to 25 minutes and focus on a (one) task until the timer runs out. Then you pause for five minutes and repeat.
My take on Pomodoro
My take on the Pomodoro technique, on the other hand, I could talk for hours on. I see it almost as a mini scrum method, stretching over a day rather than a couple of weeks. My Pomodoro day has a daily planning session, a few tasks for the day, perhaps some R&D and a retrospective. Of sorts.
I’m planning a series of articles here to explain my view on the Pomodoro techinque in more detail.
It is a well-known fact that stress is a major cause of poor health in the workplace. Stress is often caused by too high expectations, and not enough recuperation. The Pomodoro technique creates space to focus on a single task for 25 minutes, shielded from interruptions and distractions. But keep in mind that the technique […]