I think that "agile development" will disappear and simply become "software development." We're already seeing this happen with practices like test-driven development and continuous integration. However, there will probably always be a grumpy old guard (I'll be part of it) that keeps beating the drum for doing these things rigorously and mindfully. I suspect, sadly, that during the transition from "agile" to "the way everybody works" many of the revolutionary ideas (like having no bugs!) will be watered down. [ October 31, 2007: Message edited by: James Shore ]
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