Your micromanager is all too familiar to me. I think there is a healthy balance between planning too little and too much. I can’t tell you how many times I have prepped something up like you described and the test or design never makes it beyond the planning phase. In our line of work, you have to be somewhat comfortable with uncertainty.
I usually don’t last long with the type of manager you describe — too many other organizations, projects and good managers to work for.
Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Flavio!