By doing the following 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 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 that.
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