Short Take – Complexity Wormhole

Have you ever found yourself in a complexity wormhole? Do you even know what that means? Russ White takes a look at some obvious symptoms that you’ve gone too far with complexity and proposes some ways to avoid the problem all together.


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  1. […] Moving back to the fundamentals is key (part 2). Start simple, stay simple, and be agile. The less complex the system is, the more it is made up of clearly delineated pieces, the easier it will be to communicate about where it is now, and where it is going. Further, a lot of the reason the architecture folks “throw hard things over the cubicle wall” is they simply do not understand the complexity of the existing system. This is one of the disadvantages of very complex systems—you end up in a complexity wormhole. […]

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