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Pomodoro Technique Illustrated: The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time


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Pomodoro Technique Illustrated

The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time


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. Tomorrow, try something new. Use the Pomodoro Technique, originally developed by Francesco Cirillo, to work in focused sprints throughout the day. In Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, 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.

Customer Reviews

I would strongly suggest getting Pomodoro Technique Illustrated if you plan to learn or at least try the Pomodoro Technique, even more so if you plan for the year is to be more productive!

- Adam Barrett


This is an easy read with a life-changing message to all of us who have “too much to do and not enough time.” Since Staffan introduced me to the Pomodoro Technique, I have become a better person, both professionally and in my private life. This is a book I wish I had read years ago!

- Thomas Nilsson

CTO, Agile Mentor, Responsive Development Technologies AB

The Pomodoro Technique is the one action-planning technique that fits exactly as conceived into Agile approaches to projects. If you want to learn the technique and become excellent at it, you need this book. Staffan brings humor, examples, and a step-by-step approach to making the Pomodoro Technique work for you. Your overall estimates will become better, and you’ll get more work done.

- Johanna Rothman

Author, Consultant

The Pomodoro Technique is amazing in its simplicity and its power to make you more productive, and this book is the perfect introduction to the technique.

- Dave Klein

Author, "Grails: A Quick-Start Guide"

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


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Contents & Extracts

Full Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Francesco Cirillo
  • Foreword by Henrik Kniberg
  • One Activity at a Time
  • Context
  • Mechanics
  • Interruptions excerpt
  • Estimate
  • Adapt
  • Team
  • Process Map
  • Resources
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography

This title is also available as an audio book.


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. And he’s not only focused on his own productivity; he’s also passionate about helping all kinds of office people to improve their personal time management.