Analytical Hierarchy Process Model

This page contains information on the AHP decision model and examples that can be used as a starting point for building your own models.

The first and the most important step in the Analytic Hierarchy Process that determines the entire process of multi-criteria evaluation is building a decision model. Decision model contains a list of alternatives and a hierarchy of criteria.

List of alternatives contains "things" that will be evaluated (such as projects, employees, suppliers, etc). When creating a list eliminate alternatives that don't meet minimum requirements and thus don't have a chance to be chosen. If you generate alternatives (e.g. projects or strategies) consider hybrids - alternatives built from the parts of other alternatives.

Hierarchy of criteria contains criteria that will be taken into account during evaluation, ordered from general to specific ones. Criteria that are higher in the hierarchy are used to determine the importance (weights) of bottom criteria. Bottom criteria are the context for alternatives evaluation. When looking for criteria consider weaknesses and strengths of each alternative as it may help you to identify new criteria.

AHP Model for Supplier Evaluation

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria evaluation of suppliers (vendors). As a result you get a ranking of suppliers which helps you to select one (or several) highest rated.

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AHP Model for Project Prioritization

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria prioritization of projects. Result of prioritization can be used for project portfolio management.

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AHP Model for New Product Idea Screening

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria evaluation of new product ideas. Result of evaluation can be used for product portfolio management.

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AHP Model for Project Manager Selection

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria evaluation of project managers. Result of evaluation can be used for selection a project manager for the project.

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AHP Model for Project Scope Changes Selection

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria evaluation of project scope changes. Result of evaluation can be used for selection changes to the project scope.

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AHP Model for Car Selection

Article presents the AHP model for multi-criteria evaluation of cars. Result of evaluation can be used for the selection of car that best satisfies your needs.

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