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    Enterprise Architecture Principles Research

    Organizations | Data | Literature References | Open Standard

    Introduction

    Welcome to the ongoing and open Dragon1 Architecture Principles Research 

    Inform yourself on this website about the Architecture Principles Research of Mark Paauwe.


    Are your Architecture Principles as effective as they should be? Do they really guide design and realization of solutions and changes?

    Try to formulate your architecture principles more effectively yourself using the new Dragon1 theory on Architecture Principles, deliver input with your principles for this research or join in one of the sessions Mark Paauwe presents about the progress.

    All data that was used in this research is open to read. This does not mean it is free to use. The data is owned by the organizations that have provided it. If you want to make commercial use of the Research Data you cannot do so without prior written consent by the respective owner. Contact Mark Paauwe via mark.paauwe@dragon1.com if you want information about how to use the research data, commercially or non-commercially.

    Example Architecture Principle from Building Architecture: Brise-Soleil

    In this research I am using the foundations and theories of building architecture about what is an architecture principle.

    The example comes from one of our great architects of all time Le Corbusier.

    Below you see a principle details sketch showing how the concept of 'Sun Breaker' works because of its first principle to prevent overheating during a summers day and a winter day of a room, but also to catch more sun at once. The principle details sketch shows it in a simple way, and you will understand it without being an architect.

    The sun breaker principle statement formulated compliant to Dragon1 is as follows
    'By placing a fixed 'Horizontal Open Shades Frame' in front of a window with always taking the suns date time based place into account it is ensured that the room will catch less sun in the summertime at noon and keeps catching enough sun during the other seasons which results in a more comfortable room to live in and less energy needed for cooling air.

    Here is a page about other examples of Brise-Soleil

    And here some remarks about Le Corbusier knowing his own inventions not so well: http://www.architectural-review.com/archive/1993-february-le-corbusier-in-the-sun/8616242.article

    The underlying theory of what is a principle, design principle and architecture principle in building architecture differs a great deal from the mainstream practice of architecture principles in enterprise architecture.

    That there is a difference, but that there needs to be no difference is subject to study in this ongoing research. A benefit from this research would be enterprise architects making also sketches and drawings of principle details like the example above.

    1. Research Organization

    This architecture principles research is conducted by Mark Paauwe under supervision of Erik (H.A.) Proper of the Tudor Institute and the Radboud University of Nijmegen.

    The following organizations and persons take part in this research:

    • Radboud University (NL)
    • The Herni Tudor Institute (L)
    • The Dutch Tax Services (NL)
    • Rabobank (NL)
    • DSM (NL)
    • Candidate: Rijkswaterstaat (NL)
    • Tata Steel (Int)
    • 6. < to be listed organization >

    Our target is to have 10 organizations participating major in the research.

    For a list of all participating organizations and persons and their statements of participation, you can go to here:

    https://www.dragon1.com/research-project-items/architecture-principles-research/research-organizations

    2. Research Plans

    The way how this research is conducted is put up in a research plan. Intermediate results and the final results are published in the thesis.

    If you are interested in the research plan and the thesis, you can download them here:

    https://www.dragon1.com/research-project-items/architecture-principles-research/research-plans

    3. Research Data

    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, analysts, engineers and managers have filled are available to download. With this, the Dragon1 Architecture Principles Research takes off 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 Architecture, 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 questionaires that were used to collect the architecture principles also on this page. The questionairres 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.

    https://www.dragon1.com/research-project-items/architecture-principles-research/research-data

    4. Research Articles

    Go to the following page for the scientific papers, articles and whitepapers on Architecture Principles that Mark Paauwe and has published up until now:

    5. Research Agenda

    On this page you will find the research agenda planning. It shows dates when the research started, when it is about to end and when Mark Paauwe presents about Architecture Principles.

    6. Research Literature References

    Below is a list of presentations, articles and books about principles, design principles and architecture principles and related information.

    Noted is whether the information contained in the publication conforms or not conforms to the developed theory in this research.

    Of course, if you find something missing or is wrong onth is literature page please mail your comments and input to mark.paauwe@dragon1.com

    https://www.dragon1.com/research-project-items/architecture-principles-research/research-literature-references

    7. Dragon1 Open Standard for Architecture Principles

    The intermediate results and outcomes of this research are used to improve the Dragon1 EA Method.

    Go to this page to read about the Dragon1 Open Standard for Architecture Principles:

    Open Standard Architecture Principles

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