Uncertainty | Glossary

 

Definition

Uncertainty is a crucial aspect that requires constant management in Agile Projects. Since Agile involved empirical processes( aka “the need to know”), there is a requirement of understanding how to adapt the process to unknown quantities. The “Stacey Complexity Model” categorizes uncertainty into two types :

  • Requirements Uncertainty: Dealing with the requirements of a Project and the certainty of the customers in wanting the project
  • Technology Uncertainty:  Dealing with the level of understanding of technological solutions to the problem

Further Reading

  •  “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction”(book), by Daniel S Vacanti