Planning is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills. There are even a couple of tests to measure someone’s capability of planning well. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. Also, planning has a specific process and is necessary for multiple occupations (particularly in fields such as management, business, etc.). In each field there are different types of plans that help companies achieve efficiency and effectiveness. An important, albeit often ignored aspect of planning, is the relationship it holds to forecasting. Forecasting can be described as predicting what the future will look like, whereas planning predicts what the future should look like for multiple scenarios. Planning combines forecasting with preparation of scenarios and how to react to them. Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If a person does it effectively, they can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map. When following a plan, a person can see how much they have progressed towards their project goal and how far they are from their destination.
present participle of plane
The act by which something is planed.
present participle of plan
Action of the verb to plan.
The act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans.
The act of making contingency plans.
"My neighbours were going to build an extension but they didn't get planning."
the process of making plans for something
"the planning stages of the operation"
"mass production methods call for detailed planning"
the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a licence must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one
a. & vb. n. fr. Plane, v. t.
an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action;
"the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;
"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"