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Adding to the noise - Agile is Dead, Long live Agile

The bugles of the death of Agile have been sounded.  Agile style of project execution is approaching its end of life, or so they say.  But what’s the alternative?  Waterfall gave way to iterative/incremental model which gave way to Agile, so then what’s next for Agile?  Pundits say it’s Continuous Delivery.  If you search Hacker News (search link) you’ll see a myriad of links shared.  It ranges from Agile was always wrong to begin with all the way to AI replacing all programmers and thus killing agile.  Like a smart guy once said ‘Generally, all broad generalizations are wrong’.  The irony is quite evident. 
So what’s it going to be?  Let’s see the current landscape of Agile adoption and how enterprises operate.  I checked a few surveys online to see how it’s faring.  The data shows that although a few companies are way ahead and have not only adopted agile but also embraced it in all aspects and have genetically evolved to fuse it in their culture, aka the DNA.  These companies hav…