Imagine you come up with a brilliant idea for a solution that solves the problems of thousands of customers. You initiate a project, gather a team of experts, design a rich interface that provides great user experience, build the product to provide all envisioned functionality, and, finally, release it to the public.
And then… you realize hardly anyone uses it. Chances are, you’ve over-engineered your solution.
Over-engineering is like overthinking — you’re trying to find solutions to problems that either don’t exist yet or are too early to tackle. In the end, you’ve designed and implemented your system with too much logic, too many abstractions, and an excess number of flows. But, unless absolutely imperative, this will create needless complexity, costing you significantly more than the final value delivered.
This eBook outlines the causes and costs of over-engineering your solution as well as methods to avoid it from occurring in the first place.