What is AHP?
Complex or important decisions should not be based solely on instinct. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
AHP can help managers and developers combine all of this information and make informed decisions — whether prioritizing customer needs, sorting product features, making budget decisions involving a variety of tangible and intangible strategic goals, managing conflicting stakeholders, or selecting from hundreds of alternative initiatives to be pursued.
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.
AHP is now the recommended prioritization method specified by ISO 16355. This standard obsoletes the classical House of Quality matrix with ratio scale math. Those who still use this matrix urgently need to modernize their practice now.
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, Design for Lean/Six Sigma (DFLS / DFSS) black belts and master black belts, project managers, marketing teams, and anyone who is involved in decision making, financial decisions, risk analysis, strategy.
The basics of AHP and how to apply it in new product development and customer requirements management are covered in QFD Green Belt® Certificate Course (both public course and in-house training). This course includes templates for AHP, modern House of Quality with ratio scale math, and other modern QFD work objects.
AHP tutorial may be also offered as one the QFDI public events or upon request at your company location as an in-house training.
For inquiry, please contact QFD Institute, Tel: + 1206-203-3575 (US Eastern M-F).