Non-numeric selection methods include techniques that are not based on quantitative techniques. Examples are:
- The Sacred Cow – What does this mean and and who in the organization is likely to initiate such a project ? What is another name for a sacred cow project?
- Operating/Competitive necessity– what is the difference between the two approaches and what is likely the source or impetus for the selection of a project based on these techniques?
- Comparative benefits – This is a useful technique for a first level screening of many different project proposals.