This paper presents research-in-progress examining metateams in major Information Technology projects. The empirical research focuses on client project teams interacting with other teams, internal or external to the organisation, in the mix of traditional, virtual, and commercial environments that constitute today's reality of major IT projects. The paper describes the research approach and its contribution to both IS practice and scholarly research in an area where limited empirical research has been conducted. The careful selection of the foundation case and the rich data extracted from it present a solid base for the subsequent phases of the research.