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 ...

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