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Complex or important decisions should not be based solely on instinct. Whether prioritizing customer needs in QFD, making budget decisions involving a variety of tangible and intangible strategic goals, managing conflicting stakeholders, or selecting from among dozens or hundreds of alternative initiatives to be pursued, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) can help managers and developers combine all of this information and make informed decisions.
The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a mathematically rigorous, proven process for prioritization and decision-making. By reducing complex decisions to a series of pair-wise comparisons, then synthesizing the results, decision-makers arrive at the best decision with a clear rationale for that decision.
Participants in this tutorial will receive MS Excel templates (or a trial version of AHP software when permitted) and instruction for:
Product Development Specialists, QFD Green Belts®, QFD Black Belts®, Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts, Project Managers, those involved in decision making, financial decisions, risk analysis, strategy.
This Tutorial may be offered at the QFD Institute's annual Symposium or at your company location as an in-house training. (Contact Us +1-734-995-0847)
The basics of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is now covered in the QFD Green Belt® Certificate Course; in the class, you will learn how to apply AHP in QFD analysis of your own work project or a generic example (if you did not bring your own data to use). The basic AHP templates will be provided on a CD, as well as templates for House of Quality, Modern QFD tools, and case studies.
The 2007 symposium transactions contains three articles on AHP, including a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Thomas Saaty, father of AHP. Additional AHP case studies and research papers can be also found in the past transactions.
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