The simpler it is to implement the higher the gain
Complexity is everywhere. Simplicity is the opposite of that.
In a standard approach to software development, simplicity is the meter that outweighs all others.
The simpler a solution is to implement, the faster the Return On Investment.
To clarify your prioritization, take the sum of your throughput, feedback and payback scores and multiply by simplicity. That’s how important simplicity is!
For each card ask yourself the following question:
What would be required to implement this feature or ability, taking into account man hours, money spent up front, and ongoing cost of ownership?
The simplicity is measured from one to three stars. Use the stars as follows:
This is the size of a project. It not only involves the team, but the line organization itself. It requires funding and approval from upper management.
Several people will have to be involved, either for implementation, research or planning. Implementation is at least a week of focused work and there may be expenses up front.
It can be implemented by one person in less than a week of focused work. Investment other than actual labour is minimal.