APIs have become an essential ingredient of Digital Transformation and other initiatives to modernize IT and organizations. However, while APIs are an essential ingredient, they are not everything you need, and thus only focusing on APIs may lead to disappointment when expectations are running too high. In short, APIs are necessary for improving organizational fitness, but they are not sufficient. The hard work of changing an organization also has to happen in other areas than in the technical infrastructure.
In his keynote at Serverless Architecture Conference 2019 in Berlin Erik Wilde looks at some common patterns of “Acute API disillusionment” and how a structured approach to transformation initiatives can help to make sure that all necessary parts of the transformation process are tackled simultaneously.
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