Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems


This paper assesses the current state of Information Systems Development Methodologies (ISDM) research in Australia, in what Avison and Fitzgerald (2003) refer to as ‘the post methodology era’. In doing so, it revisits the seminal work of Wynekoop and Russo (1997) by identifying and classifying a sample of Australian-based ISDM research, according to their research purpose and research method. It also proposes extensions to these classifications to include an examination of ontological domains and knowledge areas. This sample, drawing from a number of high-quality journals, conferences, and electronic sources, highlights a number of key issues of interest to ISDM researchers. A discussion of these issues, along with an outline for future research efforts, is provided.