While standard methods have long been used in an effort to improve the IS development process and outcomes, recently their relevance in a changing development environment has been questioned. A Web-based survey of 106 New Zealand organisations was conducted to obtain an updated assessment of standard method use and to compare practices in New Zealand with those reported elsewhere. Levels of standard method use continue to be high, although methods are often used in a pragmatic or ad hoc way. Organisations that reported using standard methods perceived them to be beneficial, and generally disagreed with most of the published limitations of standard methods.