What is a weighted decision matrix?

Weighted decision matrix

The Weighted Decision Matrix is a very simple tool designed to help anybody make a decision (e.g. what shall I eat for tea) by breaking it down into the multiple factors that must be considered (e.g. Taste, Nutrition and Preparation time).  Those factors are then weighted in order of importance so that the most important factor has the most bearing on the result obtained.  The potential options (e.g. Fish, Sandwich, Rice or Pizza) are all scored against the factors being considered, the tool then calculates a score taking into account the weightings and a decision is reached which will rank the options in order of importance.  These examples are worked through below and the scores represent our opinion and not fact!  The weighted decision matrix was invented by Stuart Pugh. You can download a matrix from our shop here.

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