Too often, we build up the complexity of a problem versus defining the problem as it is in reality and then apply the simplest of solutions. From my experience, this is the result of not fully comprehending and identifying the root cause of the problem. Overly complex solutions that are applied to easy problems are wasteful. First, fall in love with the problem and then solve it simply. There is no extra credit for adding complexity, just additional time and costs.
“The hole and the patch should be commensurate.” — Thomas Jefferson —