All complex problems have a premise, and all solutions have plots. Whether I’m writing a work of fiction or hashing out a business problem, it’s worth evaluating the arc of the thing. Because you usually can’t change the problem’s premise, but you can definitely change the plot.
Part of good design is finding the right metaphor for the situation. If one can describe the problem well, there’s a good chance one can engineer an effective solution. It helps to avoid the buzzword. At the end of the day, we don’t boil the ocean, change the paradigm, or holistically approach our low hanging fruit around here.