“What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?”
Complexity is the single biggest challenge that stands in the way of us delivering OSS masterpieces. As described in, “The triple constraint of complexity,” the reduction of any complexity should have a multiplier effect towards the success of the project. This principle doesn’t just apply to OSS, but also to the CSPs that utilise them.
So for today’s blog, I came up with this catchy concept of the Chief Simplification Officer. How very unique… Only problem is that when I searched for the term online I found there were around 400,000 existing references so the concept isn’t remotely unique unfortunately. Anyway….
Whilst we all have the responsibility of being CSO on our projects, I wonder whether every significant OSS project or OSS operational team should have a CSO or a Project Simplification Officer whose entire purpose is to identify ways of making the OSS simpler.
Do you think that such a role is justified? If so, what do you think are the essential traits that this person would need?