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Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)


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.


What is Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and what's in this workshop?

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.

Participants in this tutorial will receive MS Excel templates (or a trial version of AHP software when permitted) and instruction for:

  • Aligning their decisions with their organizational objectives

  • Implementing a structured, repeatable and justifiable decision making approach

  • Leveraging organizational expertise

  • Improving top-down and bottom-up communication

  • Building consensus

  • Prioritizing customer needs

Who should attend?
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 Symposium on QFD or at your company location as an in-house training. The QFD Green Belt® Certificate Course also covers the basics of AHP and how to apply it in QFD analysis. The course includes templates for AHP, House of Quality, and Modern QFD work objects.

For inquiry, please contact QFD Institute, Tel: + 1734-995-0847.


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