Keep It Super Simple (KISS)


  • The simpler a task is the more likely the task will get done correctly
  • The more complex a task is the less likely it will get done correctly


  • It sounds obvious, therefore, very often this rule is ignored
  • How do you know a task is simple as opposed to being complex? These questions usually help,
    • Skill – Can the task be done by an Advanced Beginner or does it require and Expert?
    • Duration – Will the task take a long time?
    • Domain – Does the task expand beyond multiple disciplines / dimensions of knowledge?
    • Management – How many people are required?

Note to Self

  • If you think this is too obvious and take this rule for granted, then you probably deal in too much complexity
  • There is always room to simplify