Plan making, also known as write the *$%@ down in your planner, is a lost art to the past, an ancient technique that is known to little men on this earth planet, due to the invention of standards and formats, also known as the building blocks of automation. You see, once what is required (standard) is known, and how to communicate (format) is specified, we can start running the match algorithm to get a taste of information exchange symmetries. When we rise and start the phase of asymmetrical dialogues, we run into the issue of perfect exchange where zero-knowledge is a possibility. As with zero-knowledge proof in cryptography, we are extending existing techniques into a new realm. All this is to say we have at our disposal, a great tool for preserving artifacts from thinking and speaking and listening.
To make a good plan, is akin to creating a prefect sculpture, which is never possible: the modern technology will always reveal a mistake, a missing spot for improvement, or a simple disagreement according to a moderner taste in art. The grab in power in real, therefore, what is written ahead of time is not counted when the power play comes in place, revealing the critical flaw in the artificial planning against the retirement of the plan, one should think twice about what is essential after a critical period of time, when the plan maker switches the role into plan executor: what does the executor need? What is the context we provide sufficiently so a meaningful outcome will be the result?
We use plan making techniques for a myriad of reasons other than history preservation in high definition. We use it chiefly for elaborating a point , making a point and sustaining a point. But ultimately, they come back to the idea of ability verse personality: what is more important? Plan keeps the personalities of those who make them, not the abilities of the plan maker. One of the practical use of a planner is to execute the will of the two parties in the ensuing time to the completion and satisfaction of all the stakeholders.
Another day, another topic.