The Architecture a Graveyard: Trap #07 Asking the Easy Question is the latest in our Architecture Graveyard Series.
In this edition Dave Hornford explores the trap of answering an easy question that uses a simplified and undifferentiated view of the world.
Answers to these questions always collides. with reality. The real world is unforgiving.
Best practice is to test everything against the pressure points. Drive out exceptions, edge-cases and answer for them. Where you have insoluble issues engage decision makers in their job: making the tough call.
Trade-off decisions allow decision makers to balance the actual cost of change and the real value creation.
Stop answering the easy questions and and start watching your work deliver measurable value against real long-lived problems.