The product mindset is a familiar framework used by organizations large and small to develop software applications and includes gathering feedback, measuring success and being user-centered. And yet, there is a tendency for the product mindset to break down once a product team is no longer responsible for building a graphical user interface.
At VMware Tanzu Labs, we help clients apply the same principles of product management that we use with end user–facing products to all types of software applications. This approach achieves better outcomes, more usable APIs, and more effective management of resources. If you're new to product management for products with non-graphical user interfaces, this whitepaper offers a deep dive on the special considerations of managing API products and applying a product mindset to development of APIs.