5A Layered Approach to Planning and Managing Iterative Projects
“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.”—John Harvey-Jones
“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”—Winston Churchill
No single plan can encompass all that needs planning within a project: in creating such a plan, one would obscure the essential contents with so much detail that no one could understand the plan. Plans must be simple and understandable while still being complete.
There is a little-understood mathematical fact that the more detailed a plan is, the less accurate ...