Welcome to the new API Leaders’ Podcast representing the point of views of the leaders of the API industry.

April 8, 2020

PODCAST #1 – The Fallacy of API Factories, with Erik Wilde

In this episode, Erik Wilde, API Catalyst @ Axway, talks about “The Fallacy of API Factories”. Erik is the co-author of “Continuous API Management” and currently an API catalyst at Axway.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
2:38 : What are your definition of API factories and why they are Fallacies?
9:03 : Are API landscapes the solution?
11:08 : Should/Must all APIs treated as products?
13:20 : How can we scale the API practice in a organization?
15:30 : Are other model of factories possible? What is the role of API Center of Enablement
18:26 : How to design your KPIs for APIs?
23:25 : What are the vanity metrics for APIs program?
27:09 : How to start today your API workshop in your organization?
30:54 : Summary and conclusions, and interesting links

May 14, 2020

PODCAST #2 – API product management, with Amancio Bouza and Andrea Zulian

In this episode, API experts and thought leaders Amancio Bouza & Andrea Zulian talk about how and why to think your APIs as a product and how to manage your APIs as a product.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
4:13 : Why writing a book on APi product management?
7:10 : How do you define API product and API product management?
10:29 : APIs-as-product : is it more a mindset or a practice?
13:43 : Who are the users vs customer of an API product?
17:58 : The role of the Developer API product adption
19:30 : Should all APIs, internal or external, be treated as product?
21:20 : How do you scale API productization inside an organization?
24:34 : How about API governance models?
27:00 : What are the tools API product managers for an API journey
30:48 : API products and product APIs : what business model for what kind of monetization?
34:38 : Does GraphQL kills the idea of API products?
36:42 : Summary, books, links and how to follow up