There is a very large number of modelling methods and tools out there. Generally, academics insist on proper modelling and rigid methods. But if you can certainly say that they often get the form right, many academics foget relevance & problem adequacy. In other words, while the focus is on proper modelling the more relevant aspect of evaluating the resulting model tends to go under.
Personally, I propose & recommend the methodology desribed by March & Smith in a 1995 article on what they call "Design Science" in the Decision Support Journal. If more academics would stick to this method we could gain more respect from the industry and increase the relevance of our work