Every API goes through the Plan, Design, Build, and Run lifecycle.

Any part of the process that is manual, inconsistent, or ungoverned doesn’t scale.

The ignite API Product Management Platform allows you to scale to the number of APIs you need to be a digital market leader.

Step 1

Scale Out Your API Catalog

Plan

    APIs don’t just magically appear. Someone makes a decision. Whether it happens at a project/tactical level, or strategically, as a business-led initiative. We think ideas are better supported when they have legs. Like actual building blocks, so there’s no miscommunication when passing the baton.  

      Design

        Every API gets designed, but only so much of that API design gets executed. As an organization, you’re deciding if you want developers coding off of multi-versioned spreadsheets, or domain-driven design that builds out a global enterprise catalog for reuse, speedy governance, and innovation. 

          Build

            There are plenty of ways to build an API. Do you want developers handcrafting, using editors, and duplicating resource methods, or do you want to generate implementation details off of every detail you’ve captured in design, giving developers the exact artifacts they need for implementation? 

              Run

                APIs have to run somewhere. They need to be accessible, secure and performant. How do you know the version you’ve tested is what’s actually running? That design details are honored and monitored as the API executes? Do you leave it to manually deploying and configuring your runtime? Or do you automate the flow from design to build to runtime for successful APIs at scale? 

                  Step 2

                  Group Your APIs as API Products

                  See How ignite Works For You

                  ignite provides great flexibility for organizing teams across the lifecycle, no matter which way you work:

                    • domain-driven design
                      • decentralized federation 
                      • BiModal alignment between business and IT  
                      • multiple agile teams 
                      • a combination of internal and outsourced