Selecting an Enterprise Architecture Tool
A primer for how and why.

 

 

 

David Rudawitz

 

EITS

December 2003

 

Abstract

Enterprise 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.