Principles are high-level definitions of fundamental values that guide the IT decision-making process, serving as a base for the IT architecture, development policies, and standards. The principles of architecture define general rules and guidelines to use and implement all information technology resources and assets throughout the organization within a formalized enterprise architecture standard. They must reflect a level of consensus between several corporate components and areas, constituting the basis for future IT decisions. Each architecture principle must focus mainly on business goals and meet IT architecture standards.
IT Architects provides a service to define architecture principles, standards, and guidelines for making IT decisions (based on business value and technology directions).