Planning replaces coincidence with failure. This bon mot is attributed to Albert Einstein. It’s not the first time I’ve used it in this blog. Already the second article bore this title. The right degree of planning and the purpose of plans has occupied me ever since – especially in the light of the agile transformation. After all, the Agile Manifesto says, “Responding to change over following a plan.” And quite a few conclude from this that there is no longer any need for planning in Scrum and Co. In fact, however, the opposite is true, it is being planned more and more often on different levels. But not for the sake of the plan itself but for the common understanding of the project.