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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 37. My personal productivity plan

I’ve gone through almost all the major productivity systems out there. I’ve tried Getting Things Done. I’ve spent time using the Pomodoro Technique. I’ve used variations of the “Don’t break the chain” technique from Seinfeld. (In this technique, you basically mark each day on a calendar that you successfully achieve doing some task. The idea is to make the streak as long as possible.) I’ve even tried list-based systems like Auto-focus. After trying all these systems, I couldn’t find one that worked perfectly for me, so I took some of the most useful things from all of them and combined them with some Agile processes to create my own.

In this chapter, I’m going to tell you the exact productivity plan ...

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