The number of information systems development methodologies has proliferated and practitioners and researchers alike have struggled to select a "one best" approach for all applications. But there is no single methodology that will work for all development situations. The question then arises: "when to use which methodology"'. To address this question we used the design research approach to develop a radar diagram consisting of eight dimensions. Using three action research cycles, we attempt to validate our design in three projects that took place in a large administrative organization and elsewhere with groups of IT project managers. Our artefact can be used to suggest a particular one-off approach for a particular situation.
AVISON, D. and PRIES-HEJE, J. (2007). Designing an Appropriate Information Systems Development Methodology for Different Situations. In: Proceedings of the ICEIS 2007 Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), pp. 63-70.