This study suggests refining and further developing the body of knowledge (BoK) framework for information systems development (ISD) proposed by Iivari et al. (2004) using a combination of scientometric and content analysis approaches. The paper synthesizes descriptive concepts and actionable principles that scholars in highly-cited ISD articles agree to be fundamental to ISD research and practice. The results of the study highlights the attention given by IS researchers to behavioral and contextual factors over and above methodological and technical factors.