As the API space moves from hype to the plateau of productivity, there is a widespread realization that API management is much more than hiring a few brilliant developers to build a handful of public-facing APIs in order to participate in the API economy. In reality, more 3rd party APIs are used than the public APIs being produced.
In addition, there needs to be a portfolio of internal business capability APIs that align to business capabilities and that can be understood and used by both, Business and IT. All this points to moving emphasis in the lifecycle from API Development and runtime to API Product management at the Plan and Design time. digitalML are the market pioneers in this space and will share their vision and customer experiences.
• Bring Business in early on to plan your portfolio, prioritizing business initiatives while building for reuse, consistency, and visibility. Adopt a solid API Product Management strategy so the right Key Performance Indicators are defined to report business values, and assign API Product Managers to own and execute on delivering APIs as Products..
• Your IT framework is built on expectation -- a much needed force -- but digital business also calls for experimentation. Gartner deems the straddling of these 2 realms BiModal. ignite enables this by tying your Mode 1 systems in place to your core functions, transformed into API Products, for Mode 2 Agility. ignite also provides a searchable portfolio so both Business and IT can communicate and align over said core business functions using one common language and model.
• ignite’s best-of-breed technology keeps your API Product Management lifecycle tied to the very building blocks you need to build with, allowing for a business-friendly plan stage, and baked-in design specifications so detailed that much of the build is automated. This is essential for the modern enterprise to gain speed, scale, and visibility.