BiModal (Not just Agile) Roles Along the API Product Lifecycle
BiModal Roles Along Agile API Product Lifecycle

Why do we care about BiModal? BiModal is a concept by Gartner that strives for the alignment of Mode 2 (experimental/Agile) roles and Mode 1 (traditional experience-based) roles. Why does it matter to you and your organization? Well, let’s take a look at the Agile Manifesto for software development: Individuals and Interactions > Processes and Tools Working […]

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API Product Management KPIs for API Product Managers: Part 1
KPIs for API Product Managers

In this series, we’ll explore the following topics: BiModal API Product Management is Critical to Digital Transformation Wear Multiple Lenses to Determine API Product Management KPIs Business Success Criteria Lens: Metrics to consider based on three drivers Growth & Revenue Cost Savings & Operability Customer-Centricity The API Catalog Lens (Public, Internal, & Third-Party APIs): Metrics to consider […]

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6 API Design Tactics to Ensure Enterprise Rollout
Great API Design

You’ve put your time into great API designs. You chose what was best for the business, checked all of the boxes, set your company for better alignment, visibility, governance, clean reporting — and yet the designs never seem to catch on. They’re never fully executed, and it’s no wonder, with the amount of spreadsheets, emails, mappings, Swagger/OpenAPI, […]

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API Lifecycle: Run Stage (Part 4 of 4)
ignite Runtime Agile API Development

Hello again, and welcome to the final post in our series on the ignite API Product Management Lifecycle, starring our very unique ignite platform. If you’re visiting for the first time at the Run stage, we encourage you to check out the other lifecycle stages to understand the events typically leading up to Run — but […]

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6 Takeaways on Digital Success: Heard at the Conference
6 Takeaways on Digital Success

Hello, and welcome back — we’re just catching a breath after last week’s ignite API Product Management User Conference, held at the chic-edgy Convene Center, just south of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal. To provide a little background, we hold ignite User Conferences to bring customers and prospects together to discuss a.) what the digital business […]

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The Insurance Innovation Story

Prologue: Lessons From a Parallel Narrative When we look at the disruption story of other industry verticals, it appears insurance falls somewhere on the spectrum between healthcare and banking. A bit quicker than healthcare to adopt a culture of innovation, and coming up fast on the financial sector. A sweet spot, of sorts — as a […]

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