Business Level Agility is the ability for office workers to take control of the processes that run their organizations, to adapt their processes to their needs, and to respond to external change without involving programmers. Workflow and BPM are driving enterprise system architecture in a radical new direction that
allows for Business Level Agility. Enterprise applications can be structured to separate the “who” and the “when” from the “what” and the “how”. The former aspect is ephemeral with a strong dependence upon people, skills, customs, cultures, and other things that are flexible. The latter aspect is relatively stabile with a
strong dependence upon data structures, formal representations, and other concrete concepts. This talk will explain what this separation means, and how evolving standards will enable this transformation of the way we design our business critical IT infrastructure.