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Automotive SPICE Training | ISO/IEC 15504

Automotive SPICE Training is a 3-day course where participants learn about  Automotive SPICE and five parts of ISO 15504. Participants will also develop expertise in the industry-specific standard Automotive SPICE®, derived from the new ISO 15504 International Standard (IS) for software process assessments.

SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is used in conjunction with the standard ISO/IEC 12207 (which is the process reference model) to evaluate and improve the capability and maturity of software development and maintenance processes.

Spice is also known as ISO/IEC 15504 information technology, an international standard for software process assessment used in process improvement and process capability determination.

ISO/IEC 15504 contains a reference model, which defines a process dimension and a capability dimension. The process dimension defines processes divided into the five process categories of:

  • Customer-supplier
  • Engineering
  • Supporting
  • Management
  • Organization

The SPICE standard has had three principal goals since its introduction:

  • To develop a working draft for a standard for software process assessment
  • To conduct industry trials of the emerging standard
  • To promote the technology transfer of software process assessment into the software industry worldwide

SPICE for suppliers provides an ability to determine the current and potential capability of their own software processes as well as provide an ability to define areas and priorities for software process improvement.

The SPICE standard also acts as a framework that defines a road map for software process improvement.

For assessors, SPICE can be a framework that defines all aspects of conducting assessments in various contexts. Before using SPICE, organizations must first define the key determinant of why SPICE is needed. Generally, there are three choices:

  • To understand the software process used
  • To support process improvement
  • To support process capability determination

The SPICE standard also provides guidance used in software assessment for process improvement. However, the guidance provided by this document does not presume specific organizational structures, management philosophies, software life cycle models or software development methods.

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.

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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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