Principles are the rules and guidelines that any enterprise follows. These principles help organizations to keep everything running smoothly. Principles can exist at different levels throughout the enterprise.
Architecture principles are the rules and guidelines specific to an enterprise's architecture. They are a subset of IT principles. Enterprises use their architecture principles to govern their information management systems and any other IT tools. TOGAF, The Open Group Architecture Framework, see high-quality architecture principles information.
We have provided an overview of all major architectural components in such a framework.