Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Time management : Pomodoro

Do you want to do you want to do twice the work in half the time ?
Oh, yes... i know... this is also the sub-title about another technique for managing product development... but now we analyze : Pomodoro !



Several developers used the Pomodoro Technique as a computer programming tool.
It will help you :

  • to work with time;
  • to eliminate burnout;
  • to manage distractions;
  • to create a better game / life balance.


How it works :
Five steps:


  1. Choose a task.
  2. Set a timer for twenty-five minutes.
  3. Work on that task for that duration.
  4. When the twenty-five minutes are over, take a five minute break.
  5. Take a longer, twenty-minute break every fourth break.
Some people take three-minute short breaks, or thirty-minute long breaks. These intervals are named pomodoros.

1. Choose a task
Decide on the task to be done. In order to select a task I must already have a list of tasks available.

2. Set a timer for twenty-five minutes.
It's the pomodoro timer.

3. Work on that task for that duration.
Work on the task until the timer rings. If a distraction pops into your head, write it down, but immediately get back on task.

4. When the twenty-five minutes are over, take a five minute break.
After the timer rings, put a checkmark. This adds a sense of accomplishment.

5. Take a longer, twenty-minute break every fourth break.
And then go to step 1.

If you use Trello to plan your game, you can use this chrome extention.


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