This process defines the Meta-model that will be used for
gathering and analysing information that is to be stored in the EA Modelling
Since some EA Modelling Tools have pre-existing and somewhat
static Meta-models this process may not be required. However, even if the
approach is to use whatever Meta-model that comes with the Tool that will be
selected, it is still a good idea to go through this process to identify the
initial entities, relationships and views that are initially important to the
Enterprise as beginning with a massive and detailed Meta-model can dilute the
Another dimension to be aware of is that whatever Meta-model
is chosen, the Meta-model will expand as times goes on and therefore
consideration should be given not only to the initial Meta-model but also how
that Meta-model will grow over time.
out what Meta-models exist and how they map to the PEAF Ontology.
the Artefacts section of PEAF, decide what Meta-models are required.
a detailed plan of the things that need to be done to rollout the changes made
and make them real.