A Case for Strategic Planning (by whatever name)

The flight crew of a commercial airliner would dare not head out across the Atlantic Ocean without a flight plan.  To have a plan that defines the current location, desired destination, speed to travel, and altitude to fly is paramount to a successful navigation.  This does not mean that the originally planned arrival time will not change if encountering stronger than anticipated headwinds.  When blown off course by cross winds, it will not change the original destination but rather requires a recalibration.  Clearly, for the flight crew, a “plan” is not a stagnant or useless document Continue reading