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Automotive SPICE Training | ISO/IEC 15504

While the Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) process may seem daunting, ASPICE itself is largely generic.

The Automotive SPICE ISO/IEC 15504 standard does not dictate specific tools or techniques, but rather an organization’s approach to the internally selected development methods.

Many clients accept ASPICE Level 2, and Level 3 as the universal standard for excellence. Levels 4 and 5 are aspirational achievements usually attempted by massive corporations.

You don’t need to fear ASPICE, but rather treat it as a guideline to help you improve your production processes and become a more efficient automotive supplier.

To ensure effective safety practices, automotive suppliers should incorporate both Automotive SPICE and ISO 26262 guidelines. Without adhering to both, you open yourself up to various risks and potential failures.

Fundamentally, Automotive SPICE defines best practices for embedded software in automotive development. It allows teams to organize their projects and approaches to ensure manageability, reliability and deliverables.

While Automotive SPICE has not been conclusively mandated, every automotive supplier could at some point be assessed for Automotive SPICE compliance.

Consequently, it’s a smart choice to begin integrating the associated practices as early as possible. Some organizations, such as the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie – Association Of Automotive Industry), have already set Automotive SPICE as the standard process model, and others are likely not far behind.

Simply put, Automotive SPICE builds on the V-Model, also known as the Verification and Validation model, which requires a testing phase corresponding to each stage of development. It is a disciplined model that requires rigorous evaluation to ensure continuous assessment and development.

This approach benefits both providers, who can eliminate potential problems in initial stages, and clients, who can assume a meticulous approach to both ideation and development. An additional goal of ASPICE is to ensure continuous innovation and product development at every stage.

Automotive SPICE Training | ISO/IEC 15504 Course by Tonex

Automotive SPICE Training, ISO/IEC 15504, is a 3-day training course designed for IT professionals to gain  knowledge and skills needed to conduct software process assessments according to ISO 15504 Automotive SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination)- Process Assessment. The course is based on latest  ISO 15504 revisions  and Automotive SPICE framework.

Participants learn about software process improvements, requirements on reliability and improvement of the development processes indispensable as environmental-friendliness, safety, economic efficiency and user-friendliness require innovations with increasing complexity at shorter and shorter intervals.

The shorter development periods connected to this and the increasing

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Learn about  Automotive SPICE; and five parts of ISO 15504
  • Develop expertise in the industry-specific standard Automotive SPICE®, derived from the new ISO 15504 International Standard (IS) for software process assessments
  • Illustrate use of software process assessment
  • Implement procedures for conduction 15504-conformant assessments
  • Plan and conduct assessments using ISO 15504-5 assessment model
  • Establish deeper knowledge about the objective process evaluation and for the process improvements
  • Learn about Automotive SPICE Process Reference Model (PRM) and Process Assessment Model (PAM)

Who Should Attend

Automotive SPICE training is designed for software engineers, quality managers, project managers and other practitioners interested in software process improvement.

Course Content

Overview of SPICE

  • SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) in software engineering
  • Four basic key process activities
  • Specifications and detailed description of a software system
  • Functional and non-functional requirements
  • Development process
  • Designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing
  • Validation process
  • Evaluation software product is completed
  • Evolution
  • Process assessment methods, tools, and practices
  • Obtaining guidance for enhancing software development and test processes
  • Obtaining an independent and impartial review of the process
  • Obtaining a baseline (defined as a group of software components and documents
  • The functions of SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504)
  • To develop process-rating profiles rather than pass or fail criteria
  • To consider the environment during which the assessed process operates
  • To facilitate self-assessment
  • To ensure suitability for all applications and all sizes of organizations

Scope of Automotive SPICE

  • What is Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination (ASPICE)?
  • Process dimension and the process capability dimension
  • ISO 12207 with automotive-specific additions
  • The process capability dimension mapped to six process capability levels in ISO 15504.
  • An ISO 15504-compatible assessment model
  • ASPICE  Process Reference Model (PRM)
  • ASPICE Process Assessment Model (PAM) uses the PRM when performing an assessment
  • ASPICE level 1-5
  • Process Capability levels are determined by rating the process attributes
  • Functional Safety (ISO 26262) / ASPICE
  • Key differences between ASPICE and ISO 26262
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) compliance

Automotive SPICE Capability Level Dimension

  • The lowest level (Level 0)
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Levels 4 and 5

Automotive SPICE Process Dimension

  • ISO 15504 International Standard
  • Adjusted (A) and additionally newly implemented for Automotive SPICE
  • PRM in terms of process areas and their scope, purpose, and outcome
  • Capability Dimension and capability levels and process

Process Assessment Concepts

  • ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE Architecture
  • Components
  • The Process Dimension
  • The Process Categories and Processes
  • The Assessment Process
  • Interview Techniques
  • Rating
  • Reporting
  • Examination

Process Measurement Framework

  • Process Measurement Framework (Capability Dimension)
  • Capability Dimension and Capability Levels (CL)
  • Process Attributes (PA)
  • Measurable characteristics to determine the process capability

Automotive SPICE Training | ISO/IEC 15504

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