overengineer


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overengineer

(ˌəʊvərˌɛndʒɪˈnɪə)
vb (tr)
to engineer to excess
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You can bring discipline and structure to different channels of innovation-as long as you don't overengineer processes and make them cumbersome.
It's so very important not to overengineer it, to learn from those simple transactions going through, and to start to evolve toward the endgame that you originally envisioned," Madison said.
Military people tend to overengineer," Mr Aboulafia warned.
The trick is to not overengineer solutions in order to ensure that value creation is captured in production activities and not entirely in the service providers.
If you overengineer things, you risk getting in the way of progress;' says Trish O'Malley, a board member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London.
In addition, German utilities tie up far more capital than US counterparts, because they often goldplate and overengineer their systems.
To such managers, the risk--return equation is quite clear: better to be on the safe side, overengineer, and ensure high service levels than strive to be an unsung hero for cutting costs.