At a recent conference, one speaker stated that the days of the agile movement are just about over. He said that the software industry has new fads every ten years, and agile was over ten years old.
The Agile Manifesto was written to express shared values of people who saw a new way of developing software. We wrote them as “X over Y” to indicate that our values were “X”, but that “Y” still existed and in some cases could be useful.
Kent Beck was much more explicit with the Extreme Programming values, which are Simplicity, Communication, Feedback, Respect, and Courage. I stated the Scrum values as Commitment, Courage, Respect, Openness, and Focus.
Values are not fads. You have them and cherish them, or you don’t. I perceive that many in our industry will continue to build better and better software based on these values.