In the simplest terms, what’s your goal? The more detailed your desired outcome, the better chance you have of achieving that result. Anyone who has worked on either well-defined projects or poorly-defined projects can attest to the truth of that statement.
You get what you plan for. If you don’t plan, you’ll get random, unpredictable results. All projects, even the best planned, hit snags. Few projects succeed without some missteps, changes of direction, and re-plans. The goal is not to create the perfect plan, but to build in wiggle room that allows change and adaptation.
This is true, regardless of the type of project. Web development, software projects, marketing communications programs, instructional design and course development projects, and project rollouts of all kinds need to be planned with the desired outcome in mind.
On this site, you’ll find articles about a bunch of different topics–but I don’t claim to be the expert. These are my own opinions based on my own personal and professional experience. Your results may vary.