Five strategic principles Five strategic principles are set as guidance for the way in which IT projects are managed and implemented in governmental agencies. The aim of the principles is to reduce the risk profile of IT projects. The five principles are: Government agencies shall pursue ambitious solutions in relation to digitisation but is obliged not to be ‘first mover’ in the usage of immature technologies unless there are special perspectives in doing so. Already purchased or developed solutions must be reused wherever possible. Only projects with clearly specified cost, benefits, and effects should be implemented. Projects should be delineated by minimising scope and complexity with a clear focus on the business objectives. Projects shall be managed based on shared methods and through the usage of only qualified resources, in order to ensure a sufficient level of maturity in every project.