Information systems engineering (ISE) methodology has been so far predominated by an overly normative/ prescriptive view of what methodology should be. This has been to the detriment of both the contextual fit and dynamic evolvement of an information system. This paper argues for the analytic emphasis to supplant the prescriptive one, so as to enable the concept of continuous design needed for the dynamic evolvement of information systems.
Galal, Galal and Paul, Ray, "From the Perspective to the Analytic: A New Direction for Information Systems Engineering Methodology" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 279.