Practical Example

The following is a simplified version of a real application of the AHP method.  
Star Investment Company received three proposals for investment projects. These projects are:  
1) Publishing Publishing
2) Transport Transport
3) Farming Farming
The company was looking to select the best project of these three. Therefore the overall goal was established as to
Select the Best project Select the Best project
After some discussions and consultation the board has established four major criteria for the selection process, as follows:
Market size Market size
Available Resources Available Resources
Return on investment Return on investment
Impact on environment Impact on environment
The Resources criterion was broken down into three sub-criteria:
Finance Finance
Technology Technology
Skills Skills