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For the forward-thinking leaders, who see the big picture and consider the after-pandemic future, the current situation offers a unique opportunity to drive internal changes and improvements.

A 30-day 'accelerated' framework option

Time is of the essence now! With the 'accelerated' version of the framework, you can complete the API programme's foundation in just a few weeks. And, more importantly, start receiving benefits and business values much faster.

  • During the Discovery stage, we focus on the most critical systems and processes rather than the overall systems&data landscape, thus significantly reducing the time required to finish it;
  • By reusing various standards and our extensive experience, the Foundation stage can be completed in just a few days.
  • In less than a month, you will be ready for the implementation of your first APIs to reap the benefits of the API-led connectivity.
  • We can do everything remotely - from the discovery workshop through to delivery and support.

 

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Framework to build a solid foundation

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API-led integration frameworks

 

We understand that many IT leaders struggle to meet the demands to innovate and respond to changes faster while running business-as-usual.

Our integration framework was developed based on our experience of working with large organisations like yours. You can execute the above activities using your internal resources, engaging MuleSoft or MuleSoft certified partners like Infomentum.
This framework will set you on the right path, so you can innovate, increase the time-to-market for new services, beat the competition and grow.

    • You become future-proof.
    • You address and solve interoperability challenges.
    • You have information governance & data standards in place.
    • You create shared services for internal & external use.

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Case Study global insurer digital transformation

 

Reaping the benefits of APIs

CASE STUDY

By applying our framework, one of the largest global insurers laid a solid foundation for its API-led digital transformation and fundamentally transformed ways of working.

Results at a glance

Fit-for-future application network Optimised business processes with immediate results A repository of APis reusable internally and externally Unlocked legacy systems using APIs

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Case Study global insurer digital transformation

 

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How it works

"Siloed legacy systems are our  top priority, but we're not sure how to start out API integration programme." 

                - CIO of a large council (at Government ICT event 2020)

 

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A no-obligation phone chat to understand your objectives and a one-day free online discovery workshop with your stakeholders will ensure that the roadmap we create for you meets your exact needs.

 

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API integration activities checklist

 

 

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This checklist covers key tasks and activities to help you build a foundation for your API-led integration initiative.

 

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Framework explained

Prerequisites. Are you ready to start?

Prerequisites integration framework

Before you start your API-led integration journey, make sure that you have a clear vision of the future. Think business, not technology.

> Business plan Define the vision of your digital service and establish how you are going to pay for it.

> Define eco-system Choose the consumers and partners of your future service, on-board them early on.

> User-centric design Define your business services that meet consumers expectations.

Prerequisites. Are you ready to start?

Before you start your API-led integration journey, make sure that you have a clear vision of the future. Think business, not technology.

> Business plan Define the vision of your digital service and establish how you are going to pay for it.

> Define eco-system Choose the consumers and partners of your future service, on-board them early on.

> User-centric design Define your business services that meet consumers expectations.

Discovery

Discovery is a critical part of setting the foundation right. Get your stakeholders talking and collect information to define a detailed plan of your API-led integration initiative.

> Business context Summarise your business plan for technical delivery teams, so they know what they are working towards.

> Stakeholder engagement Onboard domain/ department/ system owners. Understand their objectives and excite them for smooth adoption.

> End-state vision What does 'good' look like in the next 3 to 5 years? How technology is going to align with business objectives. Start listing down your high-level APIs.

> Systems & data landscape  Map the existing technologies & systems and data flow between these. Categorise your legacy systems: decommissioned, end-of-life or moving to cloud.

> Detailed plan Create a detailed plan for the remainder of this activity.

> Service expectations Define how APIs will deliver to business goals and better customer experience.

Discovery stage

Discovery

Discovery is a critical part of setting the foundation right. Get your stakeholders talking and collect information to define a detailed plan of your API-led integration initiative.

> Business context Summarise your business plan for technical delivery teams, so they know what they are working towards.

> Stakeholder engagement Onboard domain/ department/ system owners. Understand their objectives and excite them for smooth adoption.

> End-state vision What does 'good' look like in the next 3 to 5 years? How technology is going to align with business objectives. Start listing down your high-level APIs.

> Systems & data landscape  Map the existing technologies & systems and data flow between these. Categorise your legacy systems: decommissioned, end-of-life or moving to cloud.

> Detailed plan Create a detailed plan for the remainder of this activity.

> Service expectations Define how APIs will deliver to business goals and better customer experience.

Foundation

Foundation stage

Lay a set of foundations to enable a successful implementation.

> Delivery methodology Define an iterative approach that demonstrates value rapidly. 

> Project engagement Define how requests from the business domains or eco-system partners will make it to API development. Reusability of API's is critical.

> Continuous integration (CI) Your technical teams should focus on creating value-driven APIs and not waste time on testing and deployment. Automate mundane tasks.

> Security principles On-board your internal security team. Agree on a strong set of infrastructure and application principles.

> Standards Agree on API naming conventions,  API documentation and overall development standards.

> Enablement It's all about people. It will lead to a solid C4E (Centre for Enablement). Define your training methodology and communication strategy.

>Mobilisation Sort out your infrastructure, access to environments, VPN & firewall configurations. 

Foundation

Lay a set of foundations to enable a successful implementation.

> Delivery methodology Define an iterative approach that demonstrates value rapidly. 

> Project engagement Define how requests from the business domains or eco-system partners will make it to API development. Reusability of API's is critical.

> Continuous integration (CI) Your technical teams should focus on creating value-driven APIs and not waste time on testing and deployment. Automate mundane tasks.

> Security principles On-board your internal security team. Agree on a strong set of infrastructure and application principles.

> Standards Agree on API naming conventions,  API documentation and overall development standards.

> Enablement It's all about people. It will lead to a solid C4E (Centre for Enablement). Define your training methodology and communication strategy.

>Mobilisation Sort out your infrastructure, access to environments, VPN & firewall configurations. 

Design

You can now focus on the business domain & process-driven API design. Work towards creating a big picture based on your objectives.

> Map Business domains Identify different business domains that will benefit from APIs. Identify domain leaders as a single point of contact.

> Map APIs with complexity Map your APIs to domains with complexity and dependencies.

> Integration patterns Choose integration patterns to follow for your APIs (keeping security principles in mind). Apply these patterns to your APIs.

> Application network Visualise your overall service design. Imagine the big picture of systems, domains, APIs (split by system, process & experience) and how these APIs are reused across domains.

> Identify projects Define your projects that are prioritised and packaged based on end-to-end business processes rather than on silos and systems.

> API specifications Create user stories, detail specifications and contracts for your first APIs.

Design

Design

You can now focus on the business domain & process-driven API design. Work towards creating a big picture based on your objectives.

> Map Business domains Identify different business domains that will benefit from APIs. Identify domain leaders as a single point of contact.

> Map APIs with complexity Map your APIs to domains with complexity and dependencies.

> Integration patterns Choose integration patterns to follow for your APIs (keeping security principles in mind). Apply these patterns to your APIs.

> Application network Visualise your overall service design. Imagine the big picture of systems, domains, APIs (split by system, process & experience) and how these APIs are reused across domains.

> Identify projects Define your projects that are prioritised and packaged based on end-to-end business processes rather than on silos and systems.

> API specifications Create user stories, detail specifications and contracts for your first APIs.

Outcomes

Outcomes

> Centre for Enablement (C4E) A mature Centre for Enablement with clearly defined roles (with training & on-boarding strategy) and communication strategy.

> Service Catalogue A repository of APIs that will achieve your business objectives.

> Governance A clear set of standards and principles to apply during delivery.

> Roadmap A clear roadmap to delivering user-centric services for your business

> Scalability Plan You will succeed where many projects fail and never move beyond the pilot. A clear scalability plan with user adoption strategy.

 

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Outcomes

> Centre for Enablement (C4E) A mature Centre for Enablement with clearly defined roles (with training & on-boarding strategy) and communication strategy.

> Service Catalogue A repository of APIs that will achieve your business objectives.

> Governance A clear set of standards and principles to apply during delivery.

> Roadmap A clear roadmap to delivering user-centric services for your business

> Scalability Plan You will succeed where many projects fail and never move beyond the pilot. A clear scalability plan with user adoption strategy.

 

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GovICT presentation edited (with captions)

Vikram Setia presents our framework at the GovICT event (London 2020). 

How to lay a foundation for your integration programme with MuleSoft

 

This presentation explains how our framework can be applied to solve challenges faced by the public sector and explains why and how API-led integration can play a crucial role in solving many of those challenges.
 

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