The Most Widely Adopted Principles in Enterprise and Solution Architecture

Hello there architecture gurus!

We want to hear from you about the principles that you find most useful in your work. Do you have a go-to principle that you always rely on? Or are there certain principles that you avoid using?

To get us started, here is a short list of some principles I’ve come across recently.

  1. Separation of concerns: This principle states that each part of the system should have a specific role and be responsible for only a limited set of tasks. This helps to keep the system modular and easier to maintain.
  2. Loose coupling: This principle advises that components of the system should be independent of one another, so that changes to one component do not have unintended consequences on other parts of the system.
  3. Single responsibility: This principle states that each component of the system should have only one reason to change, which helps to reduce complexity and make the system more flexible.
  4. Modularity: This principle advises that the system should be divided into smaller, self-contained units that can be developed, tested, and maintained independently.
  5. Reusability: This principle encourages the use of components that can be easily reused in multiple contexts, which helps to reduce development time and costs.

What are your favourite principles in enterprise and solution architecture? Do you have any principles that you find particularly effective or that you always try to follow? On the other hand, are there any principles that you avoid using or that you think are overrated? We want to hear your thoughts and experiences!