How to Build Digital Products With a Remote Team

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Nate McGuire in Development category

It is increasingly important for companies to empower their employees to work remotely. In the wake of the global pandemic conventional business models have gradually made way for flexible, remote work environments. When building digital products, such as websites and apps, it is essential that teams can collaborate no matter where they are in the world.

Companies must find creative ways to embrace these distributed working arrangements in order to create effective and successful digital products. 


Building the right team is essential, and you need to hire experienced developers and designers who are well versed in remote communication. A team structure must be defined from the outset so everyone is on the same page.

You’ll also need to set up the right tools and processes, including communication software, project management tools, and version control systems.


Communication must be clear and consistent at all times, or failure is inevitable. Remote teams should document their progress and have regular check-ins to share updates and feedback.

Product Development

Goals and milestones should be set at the start of the development progress, and the development lifecycle defined. It’s essential you implement methodologies to ensure productivity, whether it is Agile, Scrum, or Kanban.

You’ll need a system for documentation and knowledge sharing along the way, while developers continually integrate and deliver code. Testing and debugging will also be required.

Collaboration and Decision Making

It’s crucial you take steps to ensure optimum collaboration during the product life cycle, through regular team meetings and brainstorming sessions. Decision making can be challenging for remote teams, so there may be some issues around building consensus and managing conflicts. Just make sure that all communication is open and honest, and that documentation is clear.

Building digital products remotely — the Mayven Studios Way

In conclusion, building digital products with a remote team can be challenging. It is important therefore to have a well-structured process and maintain open and clear communication at all times. At Mayven Studios we’ve been building products for over a decade now, if you want us to help with your build don’t hesitate to contact us.

Headquartered in San Francisco, our team of 50+ are fully distributed across 17 countries.