I say we need an attitude adjustment. Planning is about planning, managing a company, setting goals and tracking results, setting tasks and dates and deadlines, and following through to identify changed assumptions and manage the difference between plan and actual; not just about creating a plan document.
I’ve posted a 12-minute video presentation titled attitude adjustment about this. It requires Java and Flash on your system, which you probably have.
So again, click here for the link to that. Or, if you see it okay, just view it here on this page (the linked one is bigger, and broken into a menu):