As you found in the readings and student testimonials,
good communication, a positive attitude, and a method to keep track of team decisions all help to create a successful team project.
Try to keep some of these ideas in mind as you begin your teamwork this semester.
Henry, J.E. and Hartzler, M. (1998). Tools for virtual teams: A team fitness companion.
Virtual Organization, http://www.seanet.com/~daveg/vrteams.htm
Building Blocks for Teams, http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/teams/