5.1 EA Tools and Repositories

Just like you would never think of building the Golden Gate Bridge across San Francisco Bay using hammers and chisels, embarking on an enterprise architecting project without a strategy for the right tools is a recipe for disaster. Using the right tools for the right job is essential to finishing the job on time and to a high-quality level. But how does one select the right tool? This chapter will discuss the various factors that are important in considering which tools are more appropriate than others for the specific architecture development effort.

As Sir Isaac Newton once famously remarked, “I can reach further because I stand on the shoulders of giants,” the field of enterprise architecture reaches further because ...

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