Principle 1: Primacy of Principles

Classification:  Business Principle

Statement: These architectural principles will apply to all organisational units within the enterprise.

Rationale: The only way the University will be able to provide a consistent and measurable level of appropriately robust, reliable, sustainable services and quality information to decision-makers, is if all stakeholders abide by the University’s overarching principles for its technology, information and business architectures.


  • This fundamental principle will ensure inclusion, consistency, fairness and continual alignment to the business.  Without this the management of our technologies, information and business processes would be quickly undermined.

  • Business Partners engaging with the business will work to find accommodation between interested parties around any conflicts with a principle relevant to the proposal.