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.

1. What is the Pomodoro Technique®?

The Pomodoro Technique® is a time management method. This Technique helps you to transform time into a valuable ally by helping you accomplish what you want to do and charting continuous improvement in the way you do it.

2. When was the Technique created?

Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Technique® in the 1980s after a long search to improve his own study habits. The technique caught on with professional teams in the 90’s.

3. How long will it take me to learn the Technique?

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) while a more in-depth study takes 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 between seven to twenty days of constant use.

4. Can the Technique be used in Teams?

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.

5. What kind of things can I use the Technique for?

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 example uses of the Technique, take a look at some of the stories on our blog.

6. What do I need to learn and use the Technique?

To learn the Pomodoro Technique® you only need the Pomodoro Technique® book and the Timer. If you want to go deeper into the Technique, you can attend one of our Courses.

7. Can I use the logo and the brand of the Pomodoro Technique® freely?

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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