5 years, 7 months ago

From Sedimented Principles to Enabling Prejudices

I have often asserted (on this blog and elsewhere) that principles are over-rated as a driver for intelligent action. However, that doesn’t mean principles are completely worthless. In this post, I wish to explore some of the ways in which principles may have some limited use within enterprise architecture.

I am going to identify four rough categories of principle. There may be other categories, and the categories may overlap.

1. Universal Truths
2. Governance
3. Style Preferences
4. Enabling Prejudices

This is a long post, and I think the final category is the most interesting one, so if you are short of time, please read that one first.

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