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I agree with MEP. Not everyone wants the same level of details, that’s true, but striving to get smallest action listed can greatly help you to get lost thinking “Am I missing something?” and, perhaps more importantly, can improve the feeling of completion.

This is particularly important during complex sysadmin/development tasks. It’s easy to say: “refactor this class”, “install and configure this software”, make it the next action… and then get lost in some unforeseen bug. Step back; try to come up with some debugging micro-plan; put down the needed actions; proceed through them. Maybe you can’t solve the problem right away but at least you have a plan and a list of things already tried.