Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Time and Task Management with Tomatoist.com

I'm grateful to be spending yet another day co-working with the Hashrocket crew at their offices. I always look forward to spending time with them as I always walk away with new knowledge and better ways of accomplishing the tasks before me. Today is no exception.

This morning I spent some time sitting in with Corey Grusden and Stephen Caudill on their pairing session. I noticed that in the background they had a small web app up that said "Pomodoro in progress" and had a countdown timer. The site is tomatoist.com. Corey and Stephen built the app as a tool to facilitate implementing the Pomodoro Technique of time management. After a little over half a day in the rythm with Pomodoro I'm getting a lot done and it is providing a good balance between work time and decompress time. For me I'm a person that performs well under pressure and this is allowing me to break up my work into manageable tasks with the positive pressure of a deadline without the downside of having to procrastinate until I'm up against a real deadline. Check it out and get on top of your tasks.

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