Define the complete list of alternatives. Alternatives are things from which you choose, such as projects, vendors, technologies or candidates.
Brainstorm and organize your decision-making criteria. When you collaborate on decision, make sure that stakeholders understand and buy into your criteria.
In AHP people express their opinions with pairwise comparisons. The surveys containing pairwise comparisons are usually generated by AHP software.
Participants fill surveys. Often, it makes sense to customize surveys and ask participants only for judgments related to their expertise.
AHP-based software can check consistency of comparisons, which helps to identify potential problems with the low quality of judgements.
Find group values
Find the common values of comparisons for the whole group. These might be consensus-based values or averages from collected judgements.
Ranking of alternatives
As a result of the process you get the ranking of alternatives. You may see final scores of alternatives and also the distribution of scores on various criteria.
Weights of criteria
Another result from the process are weights of criteria. Criteria weights represent priorities of people that participated in the decision.
Check how the ranking of alternatives changes when criteria weights change. Sometimes, even small changes in weights lead to a different ranking.