As an international standard, SPICE has been around since 1993, and Automotive SPICE® is the domain-specific variant of that standard.
Defined under ISO/IEC 15504, Automotive SPICE® provides a framework to establish and evaluate the process of automotive software development.
What is the success factor in Automotive SPICE® Consulting? Anyone can find gaps in processes, but it takes a diverse team of experts to provide skills to close them with an intelligent approach and a deep understanding of the IT infrastructure.
For us at DEMICON, an exemplary process consists of recognised method implementations (Agile/Waterfall/Hybrid), functional tooling and a solid description of the process. If these three areas interact perfectly, techniques add value to a project and are easy to implement.
If one of the areas mentioned is ailing, the result of an Automotive SPICE® assessment becomes a question of siloed teams and does not have the needed impact on succeeding sustainably. Companies must go to the root cause and close gaps in processes and approaches through tool automation, knowledge workshops and methods.
WHICH BENEFIT HAS THE FULFILMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE SPICE®?
The benefits of working with Automotive SPICE® are clear on all levels.
- Company Level: Reduces their risk in terms of functionality, time and quality, leading to happier external and internal stakeholders.
- Project Management Level: More traceability of what is happening in the project makes it easier to escalate bottlenecks earlier, and projects are faster to market.
- Project Member Level: Project members can concentrate on their job and what is expected. There is less stress, and efficiency increases, leading to less overtime.
WHAT ARE THE MOST TYPICAL CHALLENGES, AND HOW DO WE SOLVE THEM?
A failed Automotive SPICE® assessment? Together we analyse the current state and set up an improvement initiative for the entire project team. Afterwards, We continuously follow up to execute the improvements and accompany them on every step.
Missing overview of traceability? Our team analyses traceability in the SYS and SWE processes and suggests linking options. If interfaces between tools are required to achieve traceability, we will present a solution proposal and, if desired, implement it right away.
Am I Automotive SPICE® compliant? Our team analyses the current state of your project to discover gaps and help to set up improvement initiatives, which we follow up rigorously.
Automotive SPICE® and agility? Automotive SPICE® defines the „what“ and agile processes the „how“. We support you in successfully uniting these two worlds in your project.
WHAT MAKES DEMICON THE PERFECT AUTOMOTIVE SPICE® PARTNER?
We understand that a project team can not implement methodologies and processes in a reduced time. Therefore, we have a team of method and tooling experts at DEMICON who work with your project team to develop new strategies for the smoothest transition.
We make sure that the scope of the change goes hand in hand with the shift in mindset. Additionally, we involve the management and help them commit to the improvement initiative as early as possible for significant success.
As a tool and methodology expert with Automotive SPICE® know-how, we know how to eliminate the root causes of Automotive SPICE® findings. DEMICON supports closing the findings and accompanies its customers all along the way.
Our motto: We provide you with all the tools and methodologies to set you up for success with Automotive SPICE®.
As Automotive SPICE® specialists, we know how to guide you on the best way to reach a successful Automotive SPICE® implementation.