Dragon1 Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

This code is about certified Dragon1 enterprise architects (EAs) and NOT building architects or landscape architects for the physical world

Ethics and integrity are essential to our work

EAs are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. The Dragon1 Code of Ethics guides EAs conducts in fulfilling those obligations. The Code applies to the professional activities of all EAs.

The Code

The Dragon1 Code of Ethics is arranged in three levels of detail:
  • Canons (broad principles of conduct)
  • Ethical standards per canon (more specific goals toward which each should aspire)
  • Rules of conduct per canon (mandatory requirements).

The Dragon1 Code applies to the professional activities of Dragon1 certified enterprise architects (EAs). It addresses responsibilities to the public, which the profession serves and enriches; to the clients and users of enterprise architecture.


Canon I - General Obligations

EAs must maintain and advance their knowledge (permanent self-training) of enterprise architecture, innovations, hype cycles and trending topics, respect the body of knowledge of Dragon1, contribute to its improvement, and thoughtfully consider the social and environmental impact of their professional activities, and exercise learned and uncompromised professional judgment.

Ethical Standard: Knowledge and Skills:

EAs should strive to improve their professional knowledge and skills.


1. In practicing enterprise architecture, EAs shall demonstrate a consistent pattern of reasonable care and competence and shall apply the technical knowledge and skills which is ordinarily applied by EAs of good standing practicing in the same locality.

2. EAs will escalate to the owner/client if there is no valid and approved financial business case, design contract, business model, program of requirements, context diagram or other important key document available.

3. EAs will proactively (without being asked) suggest using audit reports as input for (high-level) requirements and create a functional sketch of the business model of the owner/client’s organization to use to discuss solution requirements with the owner/client and stakeholders.

Architecting Solutions

DEMO: Concept Mapping Software

How to use Dragon1 EA Tool

Learn to generate architecture diagrams using repositories
DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Example

DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Diagram - Measure Rules Compliance

Manufacturing, Financial Solutions
DEMO: Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Template

DEMO: Generate an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to discover and solve RISK

Banking, Logistics, Healthcare
DEMO: Data Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Application Landscape for SECURITY

Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care
DEMO: Strategy Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Strategy Map for CLOUD ADOPTION

Government, Logistics, Banking
DEMO: Process Application Map

DEMO: Generate Landscape for RPA AUTOMATION

Retail, Agriculture, Energy, Oil & Gas