Building distributed teams is often a necessity in today’s fast, globalized economy. When a company faces talent shortage, tough deadlines for product release, and requires cost optimization, distributed teams are the best option to achieve all of the objectives. Indeed, in majority of cases distributed teams are the only answer, or there is a very good chance that a project won’t happen at all. While it is often the best choice, managing distributed teams can be its own challenge. Chiefly, it requires early investment in communication and development of a systematic communication process. Despite the early investment, working with distributed teams with a process designed to mitigate the risks will lead to more efficiency and better results.