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  • 1.  API governance

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi All,

    Working in an organization that is grouped into multiple business units, I am looking for inputs on architectural governance for open APIs. Let us say, org 1 (let us say a wholesale unit) is has an API certified, and org 2 (say one service small and medium customers) get the same API certified, can someone throw light on the governance model, please? I am looking for guidance on API governance models in this scenraio.

    The high level thinking is to establish 2 API specifications at the outset, with suitable extensions, as applicable to the individual organizations and hand hold, while gravitating towards a common APi which will then be internally routed.

    I am looking for help around this, and suggestions around what else would help set up an open api governance framework for a large telco...

    Many Thanks
    Prasad

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    Prasad Kalyanasundaram
    Verizon Communications
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  • 2.  RE: API governance

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Prasad

    One suggestion would be to set up a central Open API guild within your organization. This would encourage cooperation between the different silos.
    Vodafone Group has done this, and perhaps @Steve Harrop from Vodafone would be able to share some materials on how this works.

    If you are referring to TMF Open API certification, note that TMF allows multiple units within a single organization to certify the same API, when it is done on different products or implementations.

    Hope it helps​

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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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