In The EA Game Project we use System Dynamics model(s) to model the enterprise architecture practice. The models cover the following areas: EA staffing and competencies; EA Manager’s role; Documentation process; EA tools; Stakeholder communications; Organizational development; Project governance; and Economy.
The EA tools model looks like this:
An EA tool must be selected. There are three available EA tools, Nano, Enterprise Architect and Wisio. Their costs per quarter per architect: Nano are 3000 €, Enterprise Architect are 4500 € and Wisio are 500 €. Cost follows functionality, so the more expensive tools can do more, but also need more tool competencies. How well a tool can be utilized depends on the skills of the architects and the functionality of the tool.
|Tool name / Features||Ease Of Use||Sharing features||Technical Capabilities||Business Capabilities||Cost pr. Architect|
|Enterprisey Architect||*||****||*****||****||4500 €|