FITFO and the Seven Day Weekend with Herman Kriel

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Herman Kriel

FITFO, what it means, and how they apply it

If you asked one hundred different software development companies their development methodologies, you’re not likely to get a consensus answer.


  • Some use the waterfall method. Some use agile. Some use some combination of the two. Others use something entirely different.

    There is no singular methodology. But as we learned from our guest on this inaugural episode of The Agile CTO, Herman Kriel, CEO at FiveFriday, maybe having a singular methodology isn’t such a necessary thing. We talked all about: 

    • The Seven Day Weekend, and why it makes so much sense
    • FITFO, what it means, and how they apply it 
    • The importance of putting everybody’s hands on the steering wheel

Key Insights

FITFO (Figure it the F*@k Out)

While it may not sound like the methodology of a software development company, FITFO is the methodology where you are going to figure out and achieve the goal of the client’s needs. Whatever it takes, however it needs to be accomplished.So much so that on FiveFriday’s website, there’s a downloadable paper on the definition of FITFO and how it’s implemented at the company.But at the heart of FITFO is a 3 step solution for helping clients solve their problems and achieve their goals:1. Understand the requirements2. Suggest the best possible solution3. Collaborate on the implementation.

Episode Highlights

  • “Because I believe skin in the game is very important, because you have to build that trust and confidence that you are a partner.” Herman Kriel
  • "Ever since I read [The Maverick], it really resonated with me. This whole concept that you have to treat people in a way that you expect them to behave.” Herman Kriel
  • "Because I believe skin in the game is very important, because you have to build that trust and confidence that you are a partner.” Herman Kriel

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