Selecting an Enterprise
A primer for how and why.
Architecture (EA) teams are finding that they need to create and manage their
EA with a tool if they are going to move to the next level of EA maturity.† Selection of an EA tool should not be taken
lightly and needs to be subject to the same rigor and thoroughness that would
be accorded to the selection of an ERP or CRM system.† Since a companyís EA provides direction and
guidance for the entire enterprise and itís
information technology, selecting a less than optimal tool may adversely impact
the overall management of IT.† This paper
reviews a selection methodology and discusses the many pitfalls that might face
an EA team making their first EA tool selection.