Decision Matrix

10-40 min2-5 ideasMake Decisions: Criteria Scoring

Using alternatives, criteria and weights to decide.

The Decision Matrix is a technique making use of alternatives, criteria and possible criteria weights. Criteria weights can be determined by intuition and paired comparison.

  • List Criteria

    Have a list of alternatives and criteria complete.

  • Weight Criteria

    Assign weights to these criteria, either on intuition or using a technique.

  • Score

    Once alternatives, criteria and weights are listed, each alternative can be scored for each criteria.

  • Calculate

    All the scores for each criteria can be computed to get a total score for each alternative.

You can also execute this matrix without weighted criteria. If you are using weights, you can decide to distribute a limited number of points over the criteria or compare criteria pairwise.