The purpose of this project is to examine the approach to digitalisation in a Danish municipality called Næstved. The municipality has chosen not to have a digital strategy and instead use digitalisation principles, which is why this project examines what those digitalisation principles can do in terms of supporting the digitalisation in Næstved municipality, that the municipality believes digital strategies cannot. The project is centered around the IT and Digitalisation department and its team leader, as they are responsible for implementing the digitalisation principles.To get a better understanding of what strategies are and when they fail, strategies, strategic planning and plans by Mintzberg (1987; 1994; 2000) is included. George et al. (2019), and Correani et al. (2020) is included for the purpose of getting a better understanding of how to make a strategy and how to implement one. As it is also important to understand how to use principles in theory and not just how the municipality uses them in practise, Rozanski and Woods (2005) is included. Lastly, as part of using the digitalisation principles is part of a larger digital transformation process Mergel et al. (2019) is used.For the empirical data collection several interviews have been conducted primarily using a semi- structured qualitative method, and to process the data, a codebook method has been used following DeCuir-Gunby et al. (2011). From the codebook, two theory driven codes were created: strategies and digital transformation and two data driven codes: digital principles and the department of IT and Digitalisation. These four codes will be the focal point of the analysis.With the discussion we aim to examine the IT and Digitalisation department and discuss three things: their role in relation to the digital transformation, how the digitalisation principles are used in practise and compared to the theory, and lastly discuss their role when it comes to strategies, and how Næstved municipality could potentially involve some strategic planning.In conclusion, digitalisation principles can, in collaboration with the Joint Digital Government Strategy, replace a municipally situated digital strategy. However, if the IT and Digitalisation department wants the digitalisation principles to be more situated in the different departments of the municipality, then they will have to do some planning to support this vision as it will not happen organically.