An Architecture Principle Measurement Instrument Tested in Real-Life

Michiel Borgers*, Frank Harmsen

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A high percentage of information system projects still fails due to poor implementation of requirements. Over the years, investigations by numerous scientists suggest that architecture principles are important in the successful implementation of those information systems requirements. However, these investigations are of a theoretical nature; until now, no validation in practice has taken place. Our research stresses this empirical validation: do architecture principles work in real-life situations? To find this evidence, we need an instrument to measure architecture principles, in order to establish the connection between principle and project success. The focus of this paper is such an architecture principle measurement instrument. We describe the results of a literature study, yielding both the definition and the characteristics of the architecture principle. Besides the measurement instrument, we describe the related measurement method, including the test in a real-life case. Based on the outcome of the case study, we extend the instrument with additional architecture principles characteristics and attributes, and we improve the measurement method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise Information Systems
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference, ICEIS 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 3-5, 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJoaquim Filipe, Michal Smialek, Alexander Brodsky, Slimane Hammoudi
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-40783-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-40782-7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2020

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • architecture principles
  • case study
  • characteristics attributes
  • definition
  • description
  • information system
  • measurement instrument
  • Description
  • Measurement instrument
  • Information system
  • Definition
  • Characteristics attributes
  • Case study
  • Architecture principles

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