Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
Ralph Stacey’s Agreement and Certainty Matrix is a tool for helping you adapt and adopt processes more effectively.
It helps you make more informed decisions by looking at two dimensions:
Rather than just rolling out changes in processes or tools and hoping for the best, or getting mired in politics and bureaucracy, Ralph Stacey’s agreement and certainty matrix helps you choose the most effective management actions.
This tool is more effective where you have significant diversity in complexity (levels of agreement and degrees of certainty) and where you have a wide range of approaches you can take (versus the one-size fits all approach.)
The Five Zones of Agreement and Certainty Here is a quick visual of the five zones of agreement and certainty:
For more information on Ralph Stacey’s Agreement and Certainty Model, see Edgeware – Aides.