A friend has been shopping for a diamond ring lately. She reminded me the 4 C's which are four variables that are used to calculate the value of a diamond - Clarity, Color, Cut, and Carat. Then, I thought... project management also has 4 C's which are Complexity, Communication, Collaboration and Coordination!
To tackle a project's complexity, we need the other 3 C's:
Once you've gotten rid of complexity, you can be sure it will try to find its way back in. Open and regular communication will allow you to identify it before it takes hold.
Silos are the enemy of simplicity. Work across the organization to identify where the complexity is and together improve the way business is done.
Smooth coordination is critical to finding simple solutions to the problems you're trying to solve.