Portfolio Manager - API Planning Governance

Portfolio Manager™ is an innovative Planning Governance product that helps ensure the alignment of API Programs with strategic IT investment and business objectives and make sure that enterprises build the right services at the right time.

Planning Governance helps enterprises achieve a quicker return on investment in API, making sure that they build to plan and build to priority. It allows them to understand dependencies between planned services and prioritize development appropriately, and build services based on current and planned needs according to a well thought-out program. Unplanned API Programs will fail because project-specific services will not be flexible enough to support generalized reuse, and without early success, application development teams won’t see the potential value in working to move to APIs and the organizational culture will not evolve as needed to support a successful API program.

Portfolio Manager™ is an API portfolio management product that helps customers optimize IT investment to become more agile and adaptable. It helps customers identify candidate services and build an API roadmap through API Modeling, Asset Identification, and a Portfolio Management process. To achieve these goals Portfolio Manager functions as part of unified API Governance automation suite. Portfolio Manager:

  • Delivers packaged API planning governance methods and governance automation meta-models
  • Dynamically represents current and future architecture models based on industry standards and internal definitions
  • Leverages APQC business process frameworks to promote compliance with industry best practices
  • Provides existing system capability discovery and candidate service identification
  • Provisions prioritized services into Lifecycle Manager for Development Governance Automation
  • Ensures that API portfolio management remains a continuous dynamic process

Portfolio Manager implements a 3 part process for Portfolio Management:

API Modeling

  • Model current and target architectures
  • Leverage industry best practice models including APQC
  • Import existing models
  • Integrate with existing modeling environments

Asset Identification

  • Identify assets from Governed Development Platforms and Governed Service Platforms
  • Manage asset relationships

Portfolio Management

  • Identify candidate services
  • Prioritize service development
  • Enforce enterprise architecture planning policies
  • Create a service roadmap
  • Provision prioritized services into Akana's Lifecycle Manager for Development Governance Automation