This process is concerned with the procurement of an EA
It should be noted that any information within the Enterprise
is not an island and therefore (as POET prescribes) due consideration must be
given to how the EA tool fits in with the landscape of other tools utilised by
the Enterprise (e.g. Portfolio Planning and Management, Risk Management,
Configuration Management and Change Management, etc).
Determine how this new Tool will fit into the wider
Transformation Tool family.
Using PEAF, create a list of all EA Tool Vendors to be
Using PEAF, create a set of EA Tool Requirements.
Send RFI to Tool Vendors.
Evaluate responses and shortlist 5-6 Tool Vendors.
Organise and Attend Tool demonstrations.
Evaluate demonstrations and select a “Final 3”.
Create the RFP.
Send out RFP and arrange Proof of Concepts.
Evaluate responses, perform commercial negotiations and select
the training, buy the licenses and order the hardware.