Personel Productivity

One of the main obstacles that RAIC Syllabus student faces is the fact that we work and have family’s.  Of course this does not mean that we have to give up on our dreams but what it does mean is that we need to find ways to stay productive.  So how do we do it?  To answer that question I would like to start a section here on the site called Lifehacks and within that section we can share tools, thoughts and books we have read on how to get stuff done.

A technique that I have found useful over the years for studying and writing those sometimes dry technical reports is call the Pomodoro Technique.

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called ‘pomodori’ (from the Italian word for ‘tomato’) separated by breaks. Closely related to concepts such as timeboxing and iterative and incremental development used in software design, the method has been adopted in pair programming contexts. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:
decide on the task to be done
set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x
take a short break (5 minutes)
every four “pomodori” take a longer break (15–20 minutes)

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Visit pomodorotechnique.com to find out what it is all about.
Download the free pdf here

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