Architecture Principles Research - Research Data

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In this research, that started in 2007, over 250 organizations have brought up lists of architecture principles. A lot of that data is open to anyone. Also the questionnaires that architects, analists, engineers and managers have filled in are available to download. With this the Dragon1 Architecture Principles Research takes of as one of the first transparent and open researches in Business Administration and Information Technology.

The architecture principles data has been categorized in the following types:

  • Enterprise Architecture Principles
  • Business Architecture Principles
  • Informatie Architecture Principles
  • Technology Architecture Principles
  • Security Architecture Principles
  • Reference Architecture Principles
  • Design Principles
  • Every day life principles

The types of architectures the data comes from are (not limited): Reference Architectures, Enterprise Architectures, Project Architectures, Solution Architectures, Business Architectures, Information Architectures, Technology Architectures and Security Architectures.

The types of subjects, projects or innovation the principles are about are solutions such as: Shared Services Centers, Decentralization, Centralization, Digitizing, Case Management, eGovernment, eHealth, eFulfilment.

The types of organizations the data comes from are: Government, Finance, Banking, Insurance, Retail, Food, Telecom, Education, Industry and Health Care.

For a list of all open research data on architecture principles in the research, go to to here. Download the questionnaires that were used to collect the architecture principles also on this page. The questionnaires and format of the data collecting is very important to make the data fit for deriving statements from. A lot of data shows no use of the theory already so it can be measured very well what the effect is of using another approach of formulating the data.

DSM - Submitted Architecture Principles

On this page the submitted architecture principles of DSM are published

Rabobank - Submitted Architecture Principles

On this page the submitted architecture principles of Rabobank are published

Dutch Tax Services - Submitted Architecture Principles

On this page the submitted architecture principles of the Dutch Tax Organization are published