The basics of how you organize, run and document meetings is often overlooked or ignored, however.
Communication of progress and issues, both within the team as well as to the rest of the stakeholders, takes some planning and methodology.
Decision-making methods can also provide a structured, repeatable and documented decision so that the team gets better at evaluating them and communicating them to appropriate stakeholders.
Virtual teams, where teams are geographically dispersed (even by a few miles) require tools and methods to make the interaction work efficiently. Some of these tools allow solid preparation and interaction, so distributed teams can approach or even surpass the co-located team's effectiveness.
Outsourcing is another key area where assumptions on how easy it will be often lead a team to fail. Numerous approaches exist to make an effective outsourcing decision as well as resource it internally so it is effective, on budget and on schedule.