July 12 - July 15, 2018 / Hong Kong, HK International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process

AHP/ANP in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
July 12 - July 15, 2018Hong Kong, HK

Thursday 12 July, 2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this workshop you will learn how to take an unstructured real-life situation and turn it into an AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) or ANP (Analytic Network Process) decision model to pick the best alternative or to prioritize the factors you include because you find them to be significant. You will see that human judgments can be used to make pairwise comparisons in two ways: based on direct observation, or by interpreting the significance of data from tangibles. You can also directly use data to construct the judgments for AHP and ANP models. The ultimate goal is to have a model that provides a comprehensive view of the problem so it can be quickly grasped so whoever you show it to can quickly grasp the problem, perhaps make suggestions for revision, know how to make judgments when asked to do so, and understand the results and how to perform sensitivity studies.
The starting point is often a brainstorming session to identify the factors that should go into the model. The alternatives may be obvious and well-understood, or you may need to creatively come up with them. You will be shown efficient ways to group the factors into criteria and sub-criteria, make the connections and keep the number of judgments required to a minimum. Learn the two useful ways of prioritizing alternatives: pairwise compare them with respect to the criteria or rate them one at a time on the criteria - the rating method is especially useful when prioritizing and ranking large numbers of alternatives can be used in both AHP and ANP models.
Learn how to change from AHP hierarchical models to ANP models comprised of clusters of elements with links among them that will allow you to model dependence and feedback. What is feedback? Come to this workshop and find out!

Event Speaker Room
Workshop 4: The Art of Structuring AHP and ANP models Rozann W. Saaty The Pool House