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Despite continued evolution of information
systems methodologies for more than three decades, the rates of software
rejection and failure are still high. This paper investigates the technological
environment as a major cause of such disruptions. Additionally, the paper evaluates
Agile and DevOps as the remedial methodologies for managing the adverse impact
of technological disruptions. The main findings affirm both Agile and DevOps as
methodologies that emanated from improvements or re-engineering of earlier
methodologies. Further findings discern most methodologies; including agile and
DevOps; as not strategically focused but appraise DevOps as the most
progressive methodology towards this respect. Rather than re-invent the wheel
and come up with a new methodology, a framework that aligns DevOps for use in strategic
information systems development is proposed. Besides, a more realistic
definition of operations is postulated to bolster the alignment.