Article and post about the future of Agile seem to gain some momentum. There must be some truth about it, that the diversification of ideas around Agile and the deviations from initial statements raises fear the Agile is being killed as such.
Agile coaching has become a big industry recently, which brings the attempt with it to establish standards. As Agile more or less has been established based on a “standard” - the Agile Manifesto http://agilemanifesto.org - it feels like there is a strong tension towards enhancing it - like it has been done by the Scrum Alliance with The Scrum Guide https://www.scrumalliance.org/why-scrum/scrum-guide.
If I am honest I don’t get the message of these articles (like the one above). What is it that you are looking for? Should people shut up? Should they only talk upon what has been aligned a long while ago? I guess Agile would be starving in agony, if this would be the common sense.
Agile has turned out to be mindset rather than standard. Agile is attracting more and more people, which is creating more and more diversity as they are not like-minded. Agile has become its own momentum.
I don’t believe that Agile will go away again because of rude discussions about principles and frameworks, as it is strong enough to dissociate from them, as they violate the idea of the agile mindset by itself.
I am staying more with the example of the United States of America or the European Union where diversity and different opinions are cultivated rather than talking about Balkannization.