The Simons Observatory is designed to achieve the target science goals, using the SO-Nominal configuration (details in the Science Overview Paper and the Astro2020 APC White Paper). It builds on technology and analysis techniques developed and proven by the CMB community over the last several decades. As with previous generations, the SO has made incremental improvements based on lessons learned. The massive scaling of the project, with five times more detectors than have ever been deployed for CMB, has required targeted significant development in detector multiplexing (see e.g. Technology Driver, §3.3 in the Astro2020 APC White Paper). Now in its implementation phase, the SO has retired most of the technical risks. We are moving forward with an analysis pipeline design which addresses the scaling challenges associated with the large number of detectors.