Agile 2007: Reaching New Heights - Learning to Adapt

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.