Information technology innovation has been predominately examined from a diffusion and adoption perspective. Whilst this research is important, the existing body of knowledge concerning the developing, implementation and use of information technology potentially ignores key dimensions of innovation theory found within the innovation literature. This paper extends the idea of utilising an innovation perspective to consolidate definitions and understating of information technology innovation. It presents an initial methodological approach to address important dimensions of innovation theory and illustrates the potential of this approach with preliminary data from a case study involving IT innovation practice.