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Newsletter 2018

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EuroSPI 2018 Conference, 5.-7.9.2018, Bilbao, Spain

EuroSPI 2018 is the 25th EuroSPI conference and it is accepted for iNTACS EE4 experience evidences. EuroSPI has international workshops which support Automotive SPICE and assessment models and improvement methods. There is a workshop about improvement led by BOSCH and SQS experts, there is a workshop about traceability led by Continental and Methodpark experts, there is a workshop about functional safety and ASPICE led by Elektrobit and ISCN, there is a workshop about future infrastructures led by a representative of the European Automobile  manufactirer association, there is a workshop led by Volkswagen IT about agile development, etc.

EuroSPI is every year at a different region, we introduce you this year to the Northern Spanish culture.


Dr Richard Messnarz

Chair of EuroSPI

New intacs procedure valid from July 1st, 2018

Since 1st of July 2018 a new assessor certification and experience evidence procedure available on www.intacs.info applies.

The new procedure has been setup to address the input of the VDA QMC working group 13 with respect to specific requirements from the automotive domain. Another goal was to clear up and strengthen trhe role of the lead assessor as required by the 330xx series of standards.

In general only lead assessors (competent, principal or instructor) are affected by the changes, no changes apply for the provisional level.

All certification rules are now PAM-dependent in general. This was necessary to adopt the different requirements on assessor certification from the different domains. Intacs has added two additional types of evidence in the EE-concept:

  • Active assessment experience now necessary for renewal of lead assessor license (EE-AL)
  • Active training now necessary for renewal of instructor license (EE-CT)

Due to this changes in the experience evidence concept a new numbering scheme has been introduced which can be seen from the following table:

For all assessors of the automotive domain lead assessors the participation in a “Intacs Introduction to VDA Automotive SPICE Guideline” course for Automotive SPICE lead assessors is now required for the frirst certification and the renewal of the assessor license.

As an additional change all renewal criteria of lead assessors with respect to required assessment experience have been harmonized. Last but not least any cross-certification is now restricted to intacs competent assessors from other certification bodies. A cross-certification for other models such as CMMI is not possible any more.

An overview and additional information are available in the following presentation:

pdf Assessor Information VDA SYS 2018 (2.54 MB)


Upcoming Gate4SPICE Events

For 2019, the following events are planned. Events are held in German or English language (as announced for each event).

2019-03-22-Gate4SPICE Event "ASPICE and Cyber Security”

TUV Rheinland (China) invites you all for a Gate4SPICE event in Shanghai on 22nd of March 2019.

2019-04-04-Gate4SPICE Event "Experiences with ASPICE PAM 3.1 and VDA Automotive Guideline"

Continental Automotive Romania invites you all for a Gate4SPICE event in Timisoara on 4th of April 2019.

2019-05-16-Gate4SPICE Event "AutomotiveSPICE 3.1 Assessments and Considerations"

Continental Automotive Systems "Auburn Hills South" invites you all for a Gate4SPICE event in Auburn Hills on 16th of May 2019.

New intacs Newsletter December 2017 published

Please download your copy here:   pdf Intacs Newsletter 2017 12 (985 KB)

Process Assessment Model for ISO20000

Intacs is glad to announce a new Process Assessment Model for ISO20000. The model has been created by Nehfort-IT-Consulting (www.nehfort.at) and verified by intacs for compliance with the requirements of ISO 15504 Part2. Nehfort-IT-Consulting is also conducting trainings based on the new PAM.

The new PAM can be downloaded from here.