Take a step back: After intense and long discussions, highly complex scribbles are often the results. You should never ever see these as the final results. Take a step back: Have a look at the big picture again (abstract level). Does it still make sense? Then go through it on the abstract level again and refactor. Sometimes it helps to stop a discussion and continue the next day. At least my brain needs some time to process and to come up with better, more elegant and simpler solutions.
38 Actions and Insights to Become a Better Software Architect
Kai Niklas

Thank you for all of these quick and simple tips. I’m sure they’ll come in handy in everyday activities.