A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective to do something. See also strategy. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal. For spatial or planar topologic or topographic sets see map.
Plans can be formal or informal:
Structured and formal plans, used by multiple people, are more likely to occur in projects, diplomacy, careers, economic development, military campaigns, combat, sports, games, or in the conduct of other business. In most cases, the absence of a well-laid plan can have adverse effects: for example, a non-robust project plan can cost the organization time and money.
Informal or ad hoc plans are created by individuals in all of their pursuits.
The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning classifications are not independent of one another. For instance, there is a close relationship between the short- and long-term categories and the strategic and operational categories.
It is common for less formal plans to be created as abstract ideas, and remain in that form as they are maintained and put to use. More formal plans as used for business and military purposes, while initially created with and as an abstract thought, are likely to be written down, drawn up or otherwise stored in a form that is accessible to multiple people across time and space. This allows more reliable collaboration in the execution of the plan.

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  1. CountryGent

    National  Candidate Eric Swalwell's gun control plan includes buying back every assault weapon

    Good grief: Democratic candidate Eric Swalwell's gun control plan includes buying back every assault weapon in America
  2. DB is Here

    International  New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates

    New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates
  3. RicInOR

    At what point does a thought — or a plan — become a crime?

  4. arakboss

    Oregon  Senate Bill 1046: Back up plan for Walmart, Bimart, Dicks get out of jail free card?

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  5. Knebel

    SHTF - whats the plan?

    So... I've been informing myself about all the new gun laws that are going to pass. It might sound paranoid but... Is there a place everyone meets up at with their families when shtf? Like in the movie "Defiance" with daniel craig? Any prepper camps i could get to with my family when the civil...
  6. E

    Oregon  2019-2021 budget outline plan from KB

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  7. Dyjital

    I plan to be out at the range... Sat 9/1/18

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  8. MDL

    Washington  King county McDermott's gun safety plan

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  9. Tony617

    Washington  Anti-gun county councilman’s website link reveals preemption repeal plan

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  10. Joe Link

    Washington  King County unveils new 'gun safety action plan'

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  11. xiSHARPSHOOTix

    National  Email I plan on sending to Rob Lanesey of intuit. Please critic and add before I send it.

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  12. IOM

    Other State  Texas Governor Unveils Plan for Armed Veterans in Schools

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  13. Joe Link

    Oregon  College Republicans at Oregon State University plan to celebrate 2nd Amendment Week

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  14. ATCclears

    Washington  Seattle mayor’s gun violence plan lacks actual plan

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