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
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.