• 1.  Domain based Architecture Principles

    Posted 15-08-2023 10:35 AM

    Hi Architecture Community

    Here is a link to some high-level domain-based architecture principles being used to guide ICT investments by the Canadian government. They are succinct and well presented.

    Government of Canada Enterprise Architecture Framework -

    As we mature our Australian Government Architecture, it might be useful to incorporate architecture principles that sit behind the domains identified in our new AGA Capabilities Model.

    Dipen Mitra
    Senior Enterprise Architect
    Services Australia

  • 2.  RE: Domain based Architecture Principles

    Posted 23-08-2023 04:58 PM

    Thanks for sharing Dipen.  The approach is sound, though the example of course contains Canada specific material.  Currently our principles are themed (person-centric, data driven, consolidated services, secure by design, prepared for disruption) to better support broad whole of government directives. In many ways, this represents a change in presentation and naturally slightly different language.  If we went with domain, it may have better alignment with enterprise architecture, but we would potentially lose those themes (the why).  Fence sitting on the approach here as I do see benefits in both approaches.

    Bryce Undy
    Lead Enterprise Architect
    Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts