There’s a strong argument for writing the executive summary just as soon as you have your operations concept figured out:
- To relieve the time crunch at the end.
- To serve as a guide to writers.
- To expose any places where your plan is incomplete or incoherent. Not that I’ve ever seen either of those . . .
But who can forget the joys of writing an executive summary under time pressure? And under a watchful eye? Even better.