A Framework for Guidance of API Governance: A Design Science Approach
Application Programming Interface (APIs) provide access to business assets such as data and services. Decisions associated with the implementation of new APIs or change to existing ones may lead to substantial implications on the business value that APIs provide. As such, governance over APIs should be one of the main concerns for organizations that employ APIs as part of their business. We conducted a design science research aiming to identify the relevant aspects and strategies of API governance. As a result, we present a conceptual framework for guidance over API governance, in a research conducted as part of an on-going project and in collaboration with several largescale companies that make extensive use of APIs. Through the conceptual framework we present the identified relevant aspects, strategies and a proposal for the establishment of a governance board.
Lourenço Marcos, Emanuel
Puccinelli de Oliveira, Raphael