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2014-05-28 Gate4SPICE Event: “SPICE Assessments: Beginners Meet Experts (English/German)”
2014-05-28: Gate4 SPICE Event "SPICE Assessments: Beginners Meet Experts (English/German)"
Provisional SPICE assessors mostly have only some or no assessment experience. The aim of this Gate4SPICE workshop is to help them in their first steps in assessment practice. Based on an extensive case study, the participants assess the Management process (MAN.3) of the Automotive SPICE ® assessment model and discuss the results.
This workshop will be held in English and or German language, as requested by the participants.
In addition to beginners, we cordially also invite experts, who like to share their knowledge of SPICE and assessment performance!
2014-06-06 Gate4SPICE Event: “Automotive SPICE for mechanical systems/components Part2”
2014-06-06: Gate4 SPICE Event "Automotive SPICE for mechanical systems/components Part2"
Hilti & KMC invite to continue the discussion of the application of Automotive SPICE for mechanical systems/components in the Hilti headquarter in Schaan (Liechtenstein) on 06.06.2014.
In workshops and discussions the processes discussed in the last Gate4SPICE will be detailed.
The following questions will be answered:
- What are the purposes of the processes on Mechanic system and component level?
- Which outcomes are suitable for the processes?
- How can the base practices be detailed and described?
Please note that the event is held in German language, so the rest of the text is written in German!
White paper on 'Process Maturity Model vs Agile' progressing
Dear community members,
as announced in one of the last newsletters 4 colleagues from the community are working on a white paper on clarifying myths with Agile vs Process Maturity Models. The white paper will presumably be published by the end of 2Q 2014 at the latest.
The abstract will presumably be as follows (may receive changes, however):
"For more than one decade there has been a lot of controversy with respect to Agile methods and process assessment / process maturity models such as CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504-2 compliant SPICE models. The reasons may be various, e.g. mutual half-knowledge of protagonists, lack of sufficient professional experience, or even intention in order to reach ‘political’ goals in organizations etc. Unfortunately, this hampers embracing, and capitalizing on, the process and method state-of-the-art, sometimes even leading to recurring and prevailing 'undamentalism”'or 'religious wars'. For those reasons, in this white paper we try to clarify the most frequently “myths” we have encountered in Section 5 by highlighting their root causes and offering answers from our perspective. As an important prerequisite, in Section 2 we initially orientate the reader about what the term “process” exactly is to mean at what level of abstraction. Subsequently, we briefly explain the nature and purpose of both Agile methods and process maturity models in Sections 3 and 4, respectively."
New Version of intacs Rating Guidelines
as you will remember in 2011 and 2013 intacs offered the module "Rating Guidelines" from the Provisional standard course materials for public download.
In the context of the new baseline 7 of those course materials the authros have updated and improved that module. It is now available for free download on
downloads/PublicationsAndContent/"intacs Rating Guidelines BL7 v3.pdf"