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The Design for Trustworthy Software Compilation The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in Software Development by Ernest H. Forman, Peter C. Patton, Bijay K. Jayaswal

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Section 5. Case Study 1 Solution Using Expert Choice

The MIS director’s IT dilemma is a relatively simple case, with a three-level hierarchy, that we are using to illustrate how AHP works. The decision maker(s) must judge the relative importance of each objective in paired comparisons with each of the other objectives. They also must weigh the relative merits of the alternatives with respect to each of the objectives. This is called relative measurement as opposed to absolute measurement, such as arbitrarily assigning a priority to each of the objectives or stating that an alternative is “high,” “moderate,” or “low” and then arbitrarily assigning priorities to “High,” “Moderate,” and “Low.” AHP uses hierarchic or network structures to represent ...

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