Simple Law for Product Managers

There is one systems law that is very relevant to building any product:

“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.
A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system”

People tend to build a lot of features into product, trying to outperform competitors, but this further complicates the product before launch and slips product launch. Moreover, complex products tend to have “tricky” bugs that are hard to find and fix; and as time passes, technology changes and business models evolve. This makes complex product out-of-date to launch, PM invents new features, that further complicate product and slip the product launch.

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