I had forgotten about this neat little summation of the planning process, but was reminded today in an EMail from the Editor of the Joint Force Quarterly:
Phase 1: Wild enthusiasm.
Phase 2: Surprise, shock, and disillusionment.
Phase 3: Total confusion.
Phase 4: Search for the guilty.
Phase 5: Punishment of the innocent.
Phase 6: Promotion of non-participants.
And so it goes, project after project.
Regards — Cliff