Understand Where You Are and Where You Need to Aim.
So you know that you need to improve your integration competence. Other organisations are delivering API-led initiatives and their time-to-market for new propositions is much less than yours. You’re convinced that a more mature approach to delivery of integration will make a difference.
But do you know what stage you are at and, just as importantly, do you understand what level you need to aim for? Do you need to pitch for full devops with autoprovisioning of microservice endpoints and a full-scale hybrid platform supporting developers and business users, or is it more realistic to deliver an effective centralised integration team that uses your current platforms more effectively? Is the extra effort going to be worth the extra investment?
A thoughtful maturity assessment will show you where you are on the maturity curve, and where you need to be, based on a trade-off between benefits and cost to get there. For relatively little investment, you can maximise your future ROI.