The Pomodoro Technique
For many people, time is an enemy. The anxiety triggered by "the ticking clock", in particular when a deadline is involved, leads to ineffective work and study behaviour which in turn elicits the tendency to procrastinate. The Pomodoro Technique was created with the aim of using time as a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do the way we want to do it, and to empower us to continually improve our work or study processes. This paper presents the Pomodoro Technique as defined in 1992 by the author, and as taught to individuals since 1998 and to teams since 1999.