Making plans

Writing is thinking. It takes clarity of though to write well about something. However, I claim that you don't actually need a perfect draft for it to be useful.

At the start of a project there are many different paths. As you start a project you might have to go about exploring each fork. This can be expensive. If you are lucky or experienced you might end up on the correct path the first time around but likely you will need to at least think about each fork as you come upon it.

Writing is a tool which allow you to explore test out the different paths very cheaply. By writing out your project plan you are eliminating many possible paths you would otherwise end up exploring. The plan doesn't need to be prefect. I claim that it doesn't even have to be good depending on how critical the project is. Even a good enough plan will help eliminate paths and save you time.