A Quest Project, known formally as a semi-closed project, is where you are clear on what you want though unclear on how you will achieve it. Typically, an attractive prospect “it’d be great to have a global integrated project management system” might result in a quest.
The secret to success is to get your “knights” fired up to search for solutions and to have them return on a fixed date to report progress and share their findings. As necessary, continue to send them out until sufficient knowledge on how to achieve the goal is secured.
Turner & Cochrane’s Typology
Goals (the what): Clear
Methods (the how): Unclear.
Obeng, E. (1996) All Change The Project Leaders Secret Handbook, Paperback Edition.
Buttrick, R. (2000) The Interactive Project Workout, Second Edition.
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