There are a number of what’s called productivity methods. The Pomodoro Technique is a personal productivity method that is very popular. Agile software development is a set of methodologies used by teams, very popular in the tech industry. Productivity methods are used to increase production, both in speed and quality. Common themes focus on better estimation of time spent on tasks, increased focus for short amounts of time, knowing what to work on at any moment in time (better organization), and better communication (for teams).
I’m considering trying many of these methods and documenting the experience. I’d like to be able to help people better understand which ones suit them well, because I’m … paradox of choice.
I have a few techniques I’ve developed for myself. They’re mostly things I’ve tried to remove stress from my life.