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.