LP:plans backcast to fixed time horizons from the future, to arrive at the best next step for Living Platform itself and LivingPlatform.CA itself to pursue, documenting this in the we/will/must form:

For instance, long term goals like "by 2007 LP will be the only way platforms are created in Canada", help constrain and determine shorter term goals, i.e. "by 2006 LP must be able to support all English-speaking parties in Canada neutrally". In this example, who's we is obviously LP:we since "LP" is named. What we "will" do is a choice, and what we "must" do is implied by what we will.

It's important to differentiate between a fundamental longer-term and interim goal with "by 2007 LP will" vs. "by 2006 LP must". Though the latter will redirect most likely to a schedule like by 2006 LP or OP:by 2005-09-01 the indirect link is required to make it easy to find implied goals. Using this notation helps divide political or strategic objectives from bureaucracy, administration and logistics/tactics. All LP best cases should use this language so we/will/must remains clear.

The LP steering committee will make most use of this.
Many things on the LP steering agenda will actually be towards plans. Move only what seem to be actual plans to pages as above. Break down the 2005 goals and 2006 goals into the above notation. It's overdue.

plan priorities

Major planning issues are divided into four categories, and the diplomatic outrank the strategic, strategic the tactic:


See LP:admin and especially the LP directive list.


(helping parties get themselves organized)


(Plan for scaring up donations or payments and other support.)

(Plan to occupy namespace)


Parties are politically unique. Invitations to, and participation by, "other parties", are the most sensitive one-shot can't-be-repeated tasks. Planning is essential.



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