Essentials of a Successful API Program

Enterprise IT moves rapidly, which requires organizations to move beyond a service-only view of their API programs to managing a digital product portfolio. Successful API programs must:

  • Establish a clear process for consistently designing and publishing APIs
  • Enable API discovery to increase platform adoption and speed of delivery
  • Define a lightweight governance process to combine speed with security to protect personally identifiable information (PII), non-public information (NPI), and data covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Our Approach

We partner with enterprises and product companies to establish and improve on 8 API program disciplines:

  1. Strategy: Define what drives your API program
  2. Discovery and Adoption: Offer a straighforward method for finding and onboarding with your API platform
  3. Governance: Create clearly defined processes to create APIs that users can consume safely
  4. Architecture: Combine microservices and cloud-native principles for a firm foundation
  5. Design: Apply common API design principles to maintain consistency and expedite platform adoption
  6. Support: Help teams succeed as they learn how to use the platform
  7. Delivery and Automation: Predictably release new APIs by automating the delivery process
  8. Evangelism: Promote adoption of internal, partner, and public APIs

API Programs Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Every API program is different. Your API portfolio and target audience is different from those of other companies, so a one-size-fits-all approach won’t really ‘fit’ at all. Instead, we work with you to assess your program’s features and opportunities, then recommend essential disciplines to move your API program forward.

Contact Us about Your API Program


Phone: (512) 537-8493