Methods for managing the enterprise architecture (EA) are presented in different approaches from researchers, practitioners, and standardization bodies. These methods are thereby often described textually – a fact, which we exemplify with the pattern-based approach to EA management. A modeling language for EA management methods can improve the state-of-the-art in documenting the methods and make them more comparable. Aiming towards the establishment of such a language, we discuss the requirements for describing EA management methods. Along these requirements, we show that wellestablished languages from bordering fields are only partially suited and discuss how the Business Process Model Notation can be extended to a modeling language for EA management methods.