Ever in a situation you really don't know how to fix/resolve? Apply one of my very favorite principles from the engineering world:
"What is the simplest thing that could possibly work?"
Follow the link above to enjoy a very fun, very geeky dissection of this idea. But for me, it all comes down to:
- You get done sooner
- Your work is easier to communicate
- You feel less stress
(shout out to Kent Beck for the list, excerpted above)