Overengineering can kill your product - Deepstash

It refers to the fact of designing a product in a more complex way than necessary:

Overengineering (or over-engineering, or over-kill) is the act of designing a product o...

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Overengineering can kill your product

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Overengineering causes
  • Trying to anticipate the future and be ready for the unknown: It's easy to think that we can make it future-proof by investing a little more time “just in case”.

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It increases development costs. If engineers do not choose the simplest solution to address a problem, the costs in time and money increase, preventing us from iterating faster. 

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The best way to prevent over-engineering is to turn your engineers into true product engineers.

  • Involve them in the day-to-day business, explaining the why after eac...

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  • YAGNI(“You are not going to need it”) tries to prevent you from adding anything that is not strictly necessary to solve the problem you have in front of you because the reali...

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