360A. Günsel, A. AçikgözKeywordsTeam flexibility·Team autonomy·Team diversity·Emotionalintelligence·Software project performanceToday’s business environments are changing at an extraordinary rate. The global-ized economy, environmental turbulence, technological progress, and restructuring oforganizations result in a hypercompetitive, hyper-innovative and high-velocity busi-ness landscape (Lee and Xia 2005). Existing technologies easily become obsolete suchthat average product life cycles have declined considerably. Like many other high techindustries, the software sector is changing at an accelerating rate, while the successrate of software projects remains low (Benamati and Lederer 2001). For example,The Standish Group contends that only 16–28% of IS projects could be consideredsuccessful (Standish Group2001). Accordingly, the success of software projects hasbecome an important topic for both academicians and practitioners.