Monday, February 15, 2010

Micro Retrospectives for interruptions.

Internal interruptions for me come thick and fast. There are a few ways I deal with them, that help me.
  • Turn off email client,
  • Shutdown web browser.
  • Close all unecessary windows on my desktop down.
But for me they are still inevitable. I'll feel hungry or my mind will wander. Or I'll hear a conversation I want to join in.

When I have have to abandon a pomodoro I conduct a mini-retrospective.
  • Why did I abandon the pomodoro?
  • What can I do to prevent this happening again?
So if you get distracted by email. Turn it off. If you are interested in a conversation put headphones on.
If you ended up surfing the web, shut down your browser.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find sticking my IDE into full screen mode really helps.

No annoying flashing taskbar items for me!