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December 8, 2009

Pomodoro Technique Illustrated--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time

Raleigh, NC—Do you ever look at the clock and wonder where the day went? You spent all this time at work and didn't come close to getting everything done. Now you can reclaim your day. Try the Pomodoro Technique, originally developed by Francesco Cirillo, to work in focused sprints throughout the day.

In Pomodoro Technique Illustrated (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $24.95 USD), Staffan Nöteberg shows you how to organize your work to accomplish more in less time. There's no need for expensive software or fancy planners. You can get started with nothing more than a piece of paper, a pencil, and a kitchen timer.

You'll apply successful techniques from software engineering to identify what you should be doing today and to help you achieve your goals. Your mind won't wander when it is fully engaged in short bursts of focused activity. Set the timer and start on your next Pomodoro. When the bell rings take a break. This personal approach to timeboxing is at the core of the Pomodoro technique and this book is filled with advice on how get started and how to tailor it to your own needs.

Staffan says, "The small iterations and the daily commitment shrink what's important for me at this moment. While in a Pomodoro, I don't care about the future or about the past, I can focus on the work at hand. But there's also time to reflect on the big picture when you are planning in the morning, when allocating priorities before every Pomodoro, and at the end of the day."

Time is your most precious commodity. Learn how to make the most of it. Start with the Pomodoro Technique Illustrated first thing tomorrow.

Advance Praise
"Staffan gives us the theory and practice of Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro Technique in an enjoyable package with wonderful illustrations. This is a delightful and useful book!"
—Ron Jeffries, www.XProgramming.com

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Staffan Nöteberg has 20 years of experience as a freelance software developer, Agile coach, and conference speaker. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden and Istanbul, Turkey.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Pomodoro Technique Illustrated.

Pomodoro Technique Illustrated
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Staffan Nöteberg
ISBN: 9781934356500, 144 pages,
Book Price: $24.95 USD, £21.99 GBP
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