Best Practice Report

Establish Architecture Principles To Support Business Growth

October 12th, 2023
With contributors:
Paul McKay , Charles Betz , Zaklina Ber , Demi Starks


Architecture principles are a key artifact type for enterprise architects. Many companies use them to build a healthy information system that supports business changes and drives business success. However, many organizations also fail to create a formal role for these principles. Enterprise architects must define, document, and promote their architecture principles and develop an engagement model that ensures their application. This report offers five pragmatic steps to do so.

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