BiModal (Not just Agile) Roles Along the API Product Lifecycle
Why API Design, Why Now?
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 […]
Developing with Business Capability APIs Part 1: What is a Business Capability API?
No matter your company’s size, you’ve likely tapped into the usefulness of the simplified calls of APIs and microservices that bring your business offerings to surface. If you’re a smaller company specializing in only a handful of digital offerings, handcoding your APIs point-to-point makes perfect sense. You only have so many to manage, and you’re […]
API Design and Implementation: Out of Sync? Musings from our Chief Architect.
Last week, our Chief Architect Andy Medlicott discussed with us a few common misconceptions he’s heard around API design and implementation lately. It’s all part of a greater problem — developing with increasing complexities in a fast-paced and often changing world. Here, we discuss the solution to the problem: developing with Business Capability APIs. […]
API Product Management KPIs for API Product Managers: Part 1
One of the questions I am often asked is “What happens when the design gets out of sync with what’s actually running?” It’s a good question, and important to address. But it’s a bit like when a tourist asks for directions and a local responds “Well, I wouldn’t start from here!” There are a few […]
6 API Design Tactics to Ensure Enterprise Rollout
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 […]
API Product Management KPIs for API Product Managers: Part 2
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, […]
API Lifecycle: Run Stage (Part 4 of 4)
The API Product Management Lens (Cont’d) This is a continuation from last month’s blog post. Check out part 1 to hear our take on the Business Success Criteria Lens and the first of three categories under the API Product Management lens, which we’ve outlined as: External APIs (Part 1) Internal APIs (Part 2) Third-Party APIs […]
Beyond the Buzz: API Management Theory vs. Implementation
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 […]
6 Takeaways on Digital Success: Heard at the Conference
The API Management Theory In an effort to dip into digital, many turn to API Management solutions to launch a handful of public APIs – but often, the theory doesn’t match the desired outcome. A common strategy assumes there’s vast monetization behind Open Web APIs, B2B APIs, and Product APIs. It typically starts small to […]
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 […]