In the beginning was the plan and then came the assumptions.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was completely without substance.
And darkness was upon the face of the workers.
And they spoke unto their Group Heads saying, 'It is a crock of sh*t and it stinketh.'
And the Group Heads went unto their Section Heads and sayeth, 'It is a pail of dung, and none may abide the odour thereof.'
And the Section Heads went unto their Department Heads and sayeth unto them, 'It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none can abide it.'
And the Department Heads went unto their Deans, and sayeth unto them, 'It is a vessel of fertiliser; and none may abide its strength.'
And the Deans went unto the Deputy Director saying: 'It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong.'
And the Deputy Director went unto the Director and sayeth unto him, 'It promoteth growth and is very powerful.'
And the Director went unto the Chairman Of Governors and sayeth unto him, 'This powerful new plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of the department and this area in particular.'
And the Chairman Of Governors looked upon the plan, and saw that it was Good and the plan became policy.