Increasingly, PhDs are planned, and project managed. Certainly in Australia anyway.
So, what is the ideal PhD plan? I’m not entirely sure, but here is my stab at it.
Firstly, I think there are several plans, not one. And I think each is no longer than a page. Together, your entire plan might be many pages. But you (mostly) only ever review one of those plans at a time.
Here I’ll be working from the macro (years) to the micro (days).