Appendix A: Analytical Hierarchy Process
The analytical hierarchy process is as follows:
1. Define the desired goal for the organization’s set of projects.
2. Structure a hierarchy listing criteria under the goal and possible projects under the criteria. A criterion may have subcriteria. Determine the weighting for each criterion.
3. Construct a matrix comparing the relative contribution of each project with that of each other project for each criterion in the next higher level. Use a scale such as that in Table A.1 to indicate relative contribution. If a project does not contribute more than the one it is being compared against for that criterion, enter a reciprocal number (see Table A.2).
4. Obtain all judgments required to develop the matrix ...