In her opening keynote, Susan Ershler told the autobiographical story of her experiences climbing Mt. Everest.  It was an entertaining talk.  But, relating the subject matter to the Agile community was a bit of a stretch.

The primary message of Susan's talk centered around her tag line:  "Project, Prepare, Persevere."

  • Project - Envision where you want to be.
  • Prepare - Sharpen your saw, stuff your pack, and take a map.
  • Persevere - If at first you don't succeed...

Entertaining?  Yes.  Motivational?  Perhaps.  Agile?  I'm not so sure.