The timeboxing technique well known in Italy as Pomodoro technique is going international. My friend Matteo Vaccari had a speech at the xp days Benelux 2007. Online slides are on slideshare. The original paper from Francesco is also now translated in English. I've tried the technique and wrote also the mobile timeboxing app. I found it useful and valuable with unskilled xpers but more a drag than a benefit on more experienced / high focus capable people. Interrupting can be really annoying. I see a big value on the time is passing consciousnessDas Land Hessen http://www.pokermeine.de/mehr-pokerspiel-spiele.html dabei im Allgemeinen die Vorreiterrolle. but instead of a fixed, mechanical time machine I prefer to have an event based boxing. The typical cycle write the test, write code, run the tests, commit is enough. And you: what do you think? Give a feedback to the guys!