What is AHP?
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.
By reducing complex decisions to a series of pair-wise comparisons, then synthesizing the results, AHP enables 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:
- 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 basics of AHP and how to apply it in QFD analysis are also covered in QFD Green Belt® Certificate Course, which includes templates for AHP, House of Quality, and Modern QFD work objects.
For inquiry, please contact QFD Institute, Tel: + 1206-203-3575 (US Eastern M-F).
Read more about AHP
- 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 (use Keyword Search Ctrl+F).
- Bring Your QFD Math to Six Sigma Level (newsletter)
- Math for Modern QFD Matrices (newsletter)
- Published books on AHP theory and application