By doing the following Dragon1 Demo Steps you can easily generate your own principles overview.
With Dragon1, you generate and create Enterprise Architecture Principles maps faster using templates or with the JSON-API. It allows you to focus more on collecting the data and improving the quality of the data. This results in a better effective analysis of the data.
Architecture is a coherent set of concepts. Principles are the working mechanisms of concepts.
In mainstream EA, architecture principles are often defined as general rules or guidelines. But that is a misconception. Principles should describe the way things work within a context or a system. A principle statement should describe a cause and effect. It helps by starting the principle statement with the word By.
An example of a True Architecture Principle is:
An example of a False Architecture Principle is:
You may wonder why it is so important to make a distinction between correct and false principles. The thing is that with correct principles (= working mechanisms) you can do predictions and tests. With false principles (= rules or guidelines) you cannot do that. It is also a best practice not to invent principles and principles statements yourself, but to take them from literature and refer to them.
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