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Pomodoro Technique

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Pomodoro is a technique used to work with time, not against it. It uses set intervals and set breaks to improve focus and concentration.

Pomodoro technique picture of tomato and timer

How to Use:

Use a Tomato Timer or use Pomodoro apps on your phone to setup the intervals. The default time is 25 minutes concentration time then a 5 minute break, although change this to suit you meeting. Repeat for 4, then have a larger break, then repeat again if required. It’s good to break up long meetings into components, to focus on one item at a time.

More about the Pomodoro Technique:

For many people, time is an enemy. We race against the clock to finish assignments and meet deadlines. The Pomodoro Technique teaches you to work with time, instead of struggling against it. A revolutionary time management system, it is at once deceptively simple to learn and life-changing to use.

For other facilitation tools and techniques, refer back to the Facilitation Techniques Index.

To see how you can use these techniques in your Scrum Events, refer to our Scrum Events Facilitation Tools article.

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