Analytic Hierarchy Process

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a structured and transparent way of making decisions. With AHP your decision becomes the step-by-step process, which simplifies decision-making, enables collaboration and improves the quality of decisions.


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Why use Analytic Hierarchy Process for decision-making?

AHP structures your decisions, enables collaboration and can be used to make various decisions



Structured decisions

AHP allows you to structure your decision into the step-by-step process. Which means that instead of working on vague decision you work on a few well-defined tasks.

Enabled collaboration

With AHP you can collaborate on decisions. Assign tasks to participants that reflect their expertise and role in the decision-making process.

Variety of applications

AHP can be used for various decisions. It lets good decision making become part of your everyday work; part of your culture.


Learn more: 6 Reasons to Use Analytic Hierarchy Process for Collaborative Decision Making


Decision with Analytic Hierarchy Process

See how to turn your decision into the step-by-step process



1

Define alternatives

Define the complete list of alternatives. Alternatives are things from which you choose, such as projects, vendors, technologies or candidates.

2

Organize criteria

Brainstorm and organize your decision-making criteria. When you collaborate on decision, make sure that stakeholders understand and buy into your criteria.

3

Build surveys

In AHP people express their opinions with pairwise comparisons. The surveys containing pairwise comparisons are usually generated by AHP software.

4

Collect input

Participants fill surveys. Often, it makes sense to customize surveys and ask participants only for judgments related to their expertise.

5

Check consistency

AHP-based software can check consistency of comparisons, which helps to identify potential problems with the low quality of judgements.

6

Find group values

Find the common values of comparisons for the whole group. These might be consensus-based values or averages from collected judgements.

8

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.

7

Weights of criteria

Another result from the process are weights of criteria. Criteria weights represent priorities of people that participated in the decision.

9

Sensitivity analysis

Check how the ranking of alternatives changes when criteria weights change. Sometimes, even small changes in weights lead to a different ranking.


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