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Table of Contents

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Part I – Setting the Stage

Paradigm Shift: From API to Value Proposition Interface

  • API vs VPI
  • VPI as a novel perspective how API can create business value.

Two Breeds of API: API Product and API Solution

  • Digitalization vs Digital Transformation
  • What is an API product?
  • What is the Business Value of API Product?
  • How does API product drive Digital Transformation
  • What is an API Solution?
  • What is the Business Value of API Solution?
  • How does API solution drive Digitalization

Part II – The API Product Strategy

API Product Features

  • Introduction to the API Product Board
  • Identify the Customer with the Value Proposition Interface Canvas
  • Define the Product Features
  • Evaluate the Business Context

API Product Revenues

  • Competitors Landscape
  • Estimate the Costs Structure
  • Define Revenues and Savings model
  • Consider the Business Goals

API Product Roadmap

  • Introduction to the API Product Roadmap
  • Planning Releases and their Goals and Metrics
  • Distribute and Prioritize the Product Features
  • Fill the API Product Backlog: From Product Features to API Features

API Product Communication

  • Setup Communication Strategy: The Stakeholders Management
  • Introduce Communication Tools: The Product Brief
  • Maintain the Product Lifecycle Curve
  • Define the API Product KPIs

Part III – The API Product Development

Value Proposition Interface Canvas

  • How to discover the value proposition of an API?
  • How to transform the API into a VPI?
  • Method & Tooling

Agile API Product Development

  • How to develop API products?
  • Lean Approach for API products, prototype-first validation, and analytics-driven verification
  • How to collect customer feedback?
  • How to measure relevant KPIs?
  • How and what to analyze in an API product?
  • Method & Tooling


  • What are good KPIs for API products?

Hierarchy of API Design Principles

  • What are API Design Principles
  • How to make the right API design decisions

Daily API Pitch

  • How to engage engineering team with API product?
  • How to pitch an API product?
  • How to improve the API quality?

Part IV – Closing

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