Gartner Research

Create the Role of API Product Manager as Part of Treating APIs as Products

Published: 24 January 2017

ID: G00320767

Analyst(s): Mark O'Neill , Paolo Malinverno , Deacon D.K Wan , Elizabeth Golluscio , Joachim Herschmann

Summary

Application leaders responsible for APIs and integration must support project teams, but treating APIs as products with an accompanying product life cycle increases the chances of digital business success. Creating the role of API product manager is key to managing this project/product dichotomy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Ensure a High-Quality and Consistent API Developer Experience
    • Optimizing Developer Experience (DX)
  • Manage the API Roadmap, Business Priorities and Investment Trade-Offs
    • Prepare the Roadmap for API Monetization
  • Articulate the Business Benefits of the API to Your Organization
  • Use Business Metrics to Communicate API Benefits

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