10. Nov, 2021

Keep it simpler ...

Picture taken from 28 Memorable Quotes by Steven Paul ‘Steve’ Jobs for Creative Designers

We once had a saying in one of my previous jobs 🤔 - "If it is not complex enough, it cannot be a good plan". Many moons ago and really the easy approach. The majority can do complex, complicated and on too many pages. Keeping it simple, easy and short, but still understandable, is the real challenge and requires a lot of expertise and motivation. As mentioned by Steve Jobs on the picture today.

Albert Einstein for example has a similar opinion, just two examples:

  1. "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
  2. "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

We had some similar discussion during our PI Planning today. If you cannot explain the planned solution to your customer or your team on a single page or in a 5 minute talk, you are on the wrong track and need another Iteration to improve 😎.

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