Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs below cover some of the most common inquiries we receive about the technique. If your question is not addressed below, please feel free to contact us.
The Pomodoro Technique® is a time management method. This Technique helps you transforming time into a valuable ally by helping us accomplish what we want to do and charting continuous improvement in the way we do it.
Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Technique® in the 1980s after a long search to improve his own study habits. Starting in the '90s, the technique was embraced by professional teams.
One of the best things about the Pomodoro Technique is how quick and easy it is to get started. The Pomodoro Technique book contains everything you need to know and includes sample worksheets, too. A cursory reading takes about one pomodoro (25 minutes), a more in-depth study, perhaps two. You will probably begin to notice a difference in your work or study process within a day or two. True mastery of the technique takes from seven to twenty days of constant use.
The Pomodoro Technique® has a long history of use in Teams. Francesco Cirillo is currently writing a book on his years of experience using the Technique in work team contexts.
The Pomodoro Technique® has been used successfully by many different kinds of people doing all sorts of activities: from software developers to schoolchildren; from university students to lawyers and executives; whether organizing events, doing project management or getting homework done on time. For more information, visit the experiences Page, where you can see various ways in which the Pomodoro Technique® is being used.
Pomodoro Technique® creator Francesco Cirillo loves solutions where all sides come out winners: "I wanted everyone to be able to learn the technique quickly and easily with no barriers to access". It's a book that's "agile", simple and complete; no courses to take, no coaches or consultants needed, no fees to pay, no waiting period. ". The Pomodoro Technique® is also available as a printed volume for sale at Lulu.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble or on iBook.
No, because Pomodoro Technique® and Pomodoro™ are trademarks registered by Francesco Cirillo. The protection of these marks is entrusted to Francesco Cirillo's company FC Garage.
The regulations on trademark and copyright laws may sometimes be unclear. Our guidelines are intended to provide specific scenarios of the trademark application in order to help avoid any legal violations.
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