Provides a semi-scientific method for selecting which of several competing designs or strategies best matches a list of requirements. You can use the Pugh matrix to rate proposed product designs versus a baseline design, which can be the current design or a preferred new design, using a list of customer requirements as the criteria for comparison. The Pugh matrix can also be used to rate proposed improvements vs a baseline improvement, which might be the improvement suggested by the team or by management, using organizational goals or customer needs as the criteria for comparison.
|When to Use||Purpose|
|Mid-project||Team-based decision tool for evaluating improvement proposals against weighted criteria established for the organization. The outcome is a score measuring how well each improvement proposal matches the selection criteria relative to the baseline improvement.|
|Mid-project||Team-based decision tool for evaluating product design proposals against a weighted list of customer requirements. The outcome is a score measuring how well each design proposal matches the customer requirements, relative to the baseline design.|
No data requirements exist because you only use this tool to collect and organize data.