A Case Study on the Need to Consider Personality Types for Software Team Formation

  • Çağrı Murat Karapıçak
  • Onur Demirörs
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 349)


Software development is a social activity and the formation of the right team is a critical success factor. Although personality types in software teams and software projects’ success criterias have been studied before, there is no well formed methodology for establishing software teams according to the personality types. This study is performed to search the relation between software team members’ personality types and project success. To achive this goal, a questionnaire based approach is developed to measure project success and personality types. Two software development projects are assessed with a questionnaire that assesses project success in different aspects. Also, all project team members are assessed with respect to their personality types. Results provide insight that, personality type consideration while forming software teams can play a significant role in project success.


Software team formation Personality type Project success 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Çağrı Murat Karapıçak
    • 1
  • Onur Demirörs
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics InstituteMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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