Making Better and More Reliable Decisions Using AHP

Improve your decision-making process in a reliable way using the Analytical Hierarchy Process

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Follow Ricardo Vargas in a journey to make better decisions. In this self-paced course, Ricardo explains how to use the AHP, or Analytical Hierarchy Process, to make more reliable decisions for your work and your daily life.

Created by Thomas Saaty, AHP is considered today the best approach to remove bias and increase your assertiveness on making decisions.

The course uses real-life examples and guides you on how to make difficult decisions where multiple criteria are in place.

You will learn how to calculate mathematically your decisions, including the consistency on how you decide. The course comes with an AHP canvas and an automated Excel spreadsheet that will guide you in all the mathematical process behind the multicriteria decision.

The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文).

About the course

What is covered?

The full course has 20 lessons covering several guided exercises and examples of content.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • What is the AHP method
  • How to set up a pairwise comparison
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using AHP
  • How to define the problem to be solved using the method
  • Different approaches to compare different criteria
  • How to normalize criteria and alternative matrices
  • What is the Max Eigen Value, the Consistency Index and the Consistency Ratio
  • How to calculate by hand all steps of AHP
  • Different applications of AHP in professional and personal decision making
  • How to do AHP calculations in Microsoft Excel
  • The various software and websites available to support your AHP work

Every lesson aims to be as short as possible. You will learn everything you need to know in the right amount of time at your own pace.

What people have to say the course

"I liked how AHP can be used for multiple applications, such as risk mgmt, conflict mgmt & even your everyday life. The math is terrifying, but Ricardo broke it down so that it was easily understood. I can see me using this AHP concept. Thanks!"
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"I love the practical approach in sharing the concepts with real life situations. The resource materials available for download are truly valuable! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested."
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"Ricardo is currently the most potent Project Management Guru in the world. He's a find; he involves people with their perceptions and thoughts. Seeing Ricardo achieve new horizons in Project Management is a pride for everyone in Brazil."
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Your Instructor

Ricardo Viana Vargas
Ricardo Viana Vargas

Passionate about transforming ideas into action, Ricardo Vargas is a chief advocate in the project economy. Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion in global initiatives over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he’s hosted since 2007. He has written 16 books on project management, risk and crisis management, and transformation, which have been translated into six languages and sold more than half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he became the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Project Management Institute.

More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a global consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil and finance.

His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank bringing together leading organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategic design and delivery.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo was director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group, leading more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development projects.

Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

You can check his full bio here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a certificate?
Yes. If you watch all the lessons and do all the assessments (regardless of your score), you will get a certificate of completion. The certificate/badge does not expire and you can leverage your credential in more than 100 social networks, including, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Your credential uses Blockchain technology to reduce fraud and increase third-party confidence. Your recorded credential is sealed in a digital ledger to prove its authenticity.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with your purchase in the first 30 days (including the day of the purchase) and did not complete more than 50% of the video lessons, you can apply for a refund. Contact us at [email protected] and we will provide you with a full refund.
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