Pomodoro Testing

  • November 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • HERE Berlin

Pomodoro testing is a testing technique based on the widely spread time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980's.

Common estimates for maintained attention span (amount of time a person can concentrate on a task without becoming distracted) in adults is around 25 min. 

As a tester, how can we be expected to keep "attention to detail" when we work in all day long testing sessions? Is there a way to find more defects while testing for the same amount of time or less?

The answer to these questions is Pomodoro Testing, a technique used by Globe Testing to ensure our testers stay focussed hence maximizing productivity and minimizing overtime.

In this talk Jose Aracil will explain how to use the Pomodoro technique to excel during exploratory testing sessions, as well as agile testing sprints, where staying fully focussed and managing time effectively are crucial for the success of the project.

We will wrap up the session by explaining how to use this innovative technique together with your team, boosting the productivity of your software testing department.

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  • Daniel La C.

    Great Talk and great audience! Thanks a lot!

    November 28, 2013

  • Jose A.

    Hi guys,

    For those of you interested in having the slides from yesterday, I have uploaded them to the files section. Here is a direct link:


    Please feel free to share it with peers and friends.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Jose A.

    I was the organizer and therefore my review might not be very neutral ;)
    Having said that, the group really participated during the speech with great comments and suggestions (thank you guys!)
    A few of us stayed afterwards drinking some beers and doing some networking getting to know each other.

    November 28, 2013

  • Fernando Á.

    Interesting, insightful. Jose is a great speaker.

    November 28, 2013

  • Jose A.

    Hello again,

    They guys from HERE, a Nokia business, have been kind enough to lend us one of their meeting rooms for Wednesday. Please go to HERE offices in Invalidenstasse 116, Nordbanhof station. The meeting room is Florianska (located on the 1st floor).

    Please give me a call if you have any problems getting in:[masked]

    Anyone interested in having a drink after the Meetup is welcome to stay, Globe Testing will sponsor a round.


    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Jose A.

    Hi everyone,

    Since the group is larger than expected (19 attending and counting) I might need to change the location of the meetup. If any of you can´t make it on wednesday, can you please change the RSVP so I can plan accordingly?

    Any ideas on venues to hold the event are welcome.

    See you all on wednesday!

    November 25, 2013

  • Thoralf J. K.

    Looking forward to this event

    November 1, 2013

  • Matthias B.

    I am interested in product development and ux.

    October 10, 2013

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