Yesterday I attended TDC.
It was fun to see so many from the software development community in Trondheim turn out all at once.
I also had a short talk about better ways to work, focusing on delays and feedback – especially how it’s more central to knowledge work than we think.
Here’s the slides if you’re curious (PDF):
201210 TDC Better ways to work
Update: I added a few slides for a talk at the office – see extended version (pdf) if you like, containing a few more links/ reading tips.
The Pomodoro Technique is a timeboxing method where you can use a timer to help you focus on only one thing for a short period of time, typically 25 minutes.
You can also do this onscreen and online. A simple, interesting experiment is the Tomato Timer.
For me, pomodoro works better if I keep my goal visible, too. You could do this by using the following web-based tools
- Open NowDoThis in a tab in Chrome
- Open Online Stopwatch or Tomato Timer in a new tab
- click the Frame two pages extension button
- set the next to-do item to focus on
- set the timer
not bad.. not bad at all!
i just had to record this, since the server is being restarted for maintenance soon. it’s actually 1029 days today, on the server where this blog is hosted…