intacs Goals & Objectives

Geschrieben von Pierre Metz am Sonntag, 17. August 2008 19:55.

Welcome to intacs™, the association of all assessors working on the basis of the International Assessor Certification Scheme!


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  • an independent and legally registered not-for-profit association
  • with open and transparent operations in an honorary capacity
  • and global and multilingual presence.


2014-05-28 Gate4SPICE Event: “SPICE Assessments: Beginners Meet Experts (English/German)”

Geschrieben von Joachim Fleckner am Mittwoch, 26. März 2014 10:41.

Brief description:

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”

Geschrieben von Admin WG Assessor Info am Montag, 14. April 2014 14:08.

Brief description:

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

Geschrieben von Pierre Metz am Dienstag, 18. Februar 2014 15:27.

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

Geschrieben von Pierre Metz am Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014 13:39.

Dear community,

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"



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