What is it?
The rating sheet
provides a method of deciding on one option when a number of alternatives
exist
When to use it
 Deciding which
problem to tackle
 Deciding which
solution to implement
 Deciding which
alternative to choose
What does it achieve?
Where a number of
alternative options exist and only one has to be chosen, then a rating
sheet will help you make the choice. It will assess the effectiveness
of each option to meet its objectives.
A rating sheet compares
one option against another so that the appropriate one can be chosen
Key steps
Determine the criteria
and options:
Basic Rating
 Yes/No criteria
 Best option?
Basic Rating
 Weight criteria
 Score options
 Cross multiply
and total
 Best option?
Typical problem definition sheet

Available options' scores

Criteria 
Weight Factor 
Van A 
Van B 
Van C 
Van D 
Van E 
Cost less than £10K 
10


10

10

10

10

Diesel Engine 
2

2

2




Demountable Body 
8



8


8

20+ MPG 
6

6

6


6

6

Totals 
26

8

18

18

16

24
