THE SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR PLANNING: SIMPLIFIED
What is the background or context to the task or action at hand?
What have I been asked to do, or what do I need to do?
When must this happen? What is the deadline, if any?
4. PLACES / ASSETS
Where must this happen? What will be affected?
What resources do I need?
6. COORDINATION / HELP
With whom may I have to coordinate? Who can provide the resources needed?
7. CHANGE / RISKS
Plan B. What might change and put the task at risk? What controls can I put in place to prevent this?
The Combat Estimate or The 7 Questions is a robust analytical and planning process used by the British and other arm forces. They provide a simple framework to plan both strategic and tactical efforts.
A lot more context and a further simplification can be found here.