You may recognize the title as the 10th Agile Principle. The exact wording is actually, "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential."
It sounds straightforward but so many people have a hard time with this principle. Why?
-Some managers may not want to be accused of avoiding work. They don't want the slight appearance of having a cushy job. Maybe they fear it won't look good on their next performance review. -Product Owners/Managers want