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Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software by Bijay K. Jayaswal, Peter C. Patton

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Chapter 8. The Analytic Hierarchy Process

Humans are not often logical creatures. Most of the time we base our judgments on hazy impressions of reality and then use logic to defend our conclusions.

Thomas Saaty

Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.

Albert Einstein

Overview

The 7 MP tools, introduced in Chapter 7, are invaluable in analyzing and interpreting qualitative and verbal data. A typical challenge in such an analysis is prioritizing various tasks and characteristics identified in affinity and tree diagrams. This can be done using prioritization matrices. However, they have limitations in dealing with high-level complexities. This problem can be obviated by using the Analytic Hierarchy ...

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