The Pugh Matrix is a decision matrix based on criteria that uses scoring to determine which potential solutions or alternatives should be chosen. Stuart Pugh gave the technique its name, and it has since become a standard part of Six Sigma methodology. It formalizes the decision-making process to assist you in selecting one or more improvement opportunities to investigate further. The Pugh Matrix compares alternative improvement opportunities based on predefined evaluation criteria. The Pugh chart is a tool for weighing multiple options against one another. Rather than simply weighing the pros and cons of each funding option, the Pugh chart provides a comprehensive overview of the team's needs, goals, and other important criteria compared to the available alternatives.