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Pomodoro Technique

  • 1.  Pomodoro Technique

    Posted 01-31-2018 19:37
    A couple weeks ago I came across the Pomodoro Technique which comes from programming but basically chunks concentration time into short periods (25 minutes) with quick breaks (3 to 5 minutes).  And there is a structure of scheduling, etc around it.

    I finally got my hands on Staffan Noteberg's book Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, and have been trying to implement it this week.  It looks pretty promising, but its fresh and new...and things are not in full deadline insanity either.

    I thought I'd float the question and see if anyone has played around with any of these systems (gimmicks?) and had luck with them.


    Justus Pang AIA
    APTUS Architecture
    Las Vegas NV
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  • 2.  RE: Pomodoro Technique

    Posted 02-05-2018 07:03
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    Several years ago, I developed a Construction Drawing Production System based on Elizahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints, Critical Chain, etc.  I presented this system in an 8 hr seminar,  but I no longer present the seminar.  I have attached one of the sections  on Time Management that you are welcome to use.



    Mike Clark, AIA

    H&H Design-Build, INC.

    135 W. Market St.

    New Albany, IN 47150

    812.206.6147 (Office)

    502.639.7592 (Cell)




    Part 4-Presentor.doc   52K 1 version
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