Agile is great at establishing transparency and continuous feedback loops within the product development organization – all in an attempt to deliver more frequent customer value. But how do you ensure you’re working on the right priorities for you and your team and ultimately meeting the objectives of the company? And how do you communicate those priorities in a way that is clearly understood by those outside the sprint process? Really it’s about focusing on a few things each week (ala Stephen Covey) and then properly communicating completed and upcoming roadmap items. And let’s not forget accountability – did your backlog items amount to positive or negative change? Let’s explore best practices to achieve all this using simple Microsoft office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook).