Gartner Research

Developing Effective Enterprise Architecture Principles

Published: 10 October 2006

ID: G00142389

Analyst(s): Deborah Weiss


Premium EA Research: Successful organizations establish guiding principles to support consistent decision making and drive enterprise change. The develop-principles phase of the EA process describes the steps necessary to create effective principles.

Table Of Contents
  • The Role of EA Principles
  • Creating Principles
    • Identifying Candidate Principles
    • Documenting the Principles
    • Principle Format
    • Including IT and Business Staff When Developing Principles
    • Policies vs. Principles
    • Working With Leadership
    • Ratifying the EA Principles
    • Communicating the EA Principles
  • Principles in Action
  • Bottom Line

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