Managing remote teams can be as difficult as it is rewarding: coordinating a growing group can be really difficult unless it is in sync.
In TeamColony all of us have experience in both being part of and managing a remote team, and have found that the two keys to a successful team management are keeping the team motivated and synchronized.
It is very important and a main driver for motivation when each team member knows that what he is doing has a real impact on the project. And having everybody aware of what the rest are doing avoids duplicate work, and makes asking for help easier. The key is seamless communication.
In TeamColony we use the following bundle of tools: