Thanks to all who attended the API Product Management: Driving Success through the Value Chain Webinar.
Video and slides are here. Thanks to @jenmazzon, @sramji and a big thanks to our special guest host, Michael Hart @michaelhart. As always, we'd love more of your thoughts, insights, or questions on the api-craft forum.
Reading the Universal Principles of Design and caring passionately about APIs got us thinking about how to apply those principles to API design. In a four part series, we'll cover 13 design principles from the book:
- Development Cycle
- Flexibility-Usability Tradeoff
- Hick’s Law
- 80/20 Rule
- Inverted Pyramid
- Advance Organizer
- Self Similarity
- Aesthetic-Usability Effect
Recently we were asked by a SaaS company exec "can't we just hire someone to come in here and build our API for us?"
Danger, Will Robinson. Just like any other product in your stable, your API needs to go through your product management practice. Successful APIs usually have a dedicated API product manager that creates the 'right product at the right time" by continually focusing helping the team stay on target by driving:
1. What is the vision for the API? How do you go from an idea to great product? ...