2021-10-04

Why we write about tools

Redaktion: Achim Gerber, Rüdiger Bayer, Alexander Mackert  1 Summary Tools are on everyone’s lips in the context of digitization. A well-designed tool saves an enormous amount […]
2021-09-03

How do Agile and SPICE mix?

Are Agile and SPICE like oil and water? Water and oil separate again after mixing. The Agile principles as defined by the Agile Alliance can actually be implemented very well within the framework offered by Automotive SPICE®. In this article we will highlight the first two principles of Agile Alliance:
2021-08-02

The Safety Manager is Not Responsible for Safety!

According to the ISO 26262, the responsibility for achieving functional safety lies with the project manager, not the safety manager.
2021-07-02

UNECE calls for end-to-end cybersecurity management

UN Regulation No. 155 of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) of January 22, 2021, describes in detail how national homologation authorities will implement the topic of cybersecurity when approving new vehicles with mechatronic components in future. Car manufacturers will have to demonstrate a cybersecurity management system that implements cybersecurity risk management in the development, production and vehicle use phases.
2021-04-01

Update Agile SPICE® & ASPICE Guide

Agile SPICE™ builds a bridge between the world of agile methods and the quality assurance-driven world of SPICE and Automotive SPICE®. In the new version of Agile SPICE™, Agile Work Management has been revised based on the many feedbacks from the application. New additions are Partner Collaboration Management and Agile Quality Assurance.
2021-03-01

Automotive SPICE® Online Training

Our experiences after 1 year of online Automotive SPICE® Online Trainings are extremely positive. We were able to reorganize the online trainings in such a way that the disadvantages of exclusive communication via the Internet have hardly any effect, but the advantages of home office trainings come into their own.
2021-03-01

Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity

The topic of cybersecurity assessments is being pursued with full commitment. After the intacs™ working group "Cybersecuirty SPICE" developed a first PAM as an intacs™ add-on for existing SPICE models in 2020, a working group of the VDA has now published the yellow volume "Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity 1st Edition February 2021" online based on this material. The feedback phase ends at the end of May 2021 The yellow volume consists of 2 parts: Part I contains the process reference and the assessment model for Cybersecurity Engineering. Part II contains the assessment guidelines for the process.
2021-01-30

Automotive SPICE Online Assessment – Success factors for quality results

As in the regular assessment, the local coordinator helps to implement the assessment agenda. The only difference is that, in contrast to the face-to-face assessment, the interviewees and process owners present their content online via the Internet. This means that there is no small talk during the breaks between the interviews and thus no lightening of the atmosphere. It is difficult to release the tension. Nevertheless, an online assessment should also deliver a high-quality result in the evaluation of strengths and potential. A good interview climate plays a decisive role in this. To ensure that this is also good and effective online, the following measures have proven effective at Knüvener Mackert:
2020-09-23

Software Re-Use: Basic Principles And Guidelines

Software re-use is something that everyone claims to strive for. But what counts as re-use and how can it be achieved? The ultimate goal of re-use is to be able to use source code across multiple projects without the need for code changes. The key question I would like to address is how to get there. What guiding principles must be observed to encourage the development of re-usable software?