Gate4SPICE Past Events 2014

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2014-12-08-Gate4SPICE Event "SPICE for mechanical systems/components Part3"

ZF Friedrichshafen AG invited to the 3rd G4S Meeting in Friedrichshafen.
The meeting on 08 December was concerned with the "Review of the previously developed results". Our request was, that not only SPICE Assessors were involved in reviews but also  employees from the mechanical development sections see and commented the results. The aim was to release these requirements for the mechanics world.

2014-12-02: Gate4 SPICE Event "Agile and Automotive SPICE: Mapping of Agile elements on Automotive SPICE and Agile experiences""

The usage of Agile elements does not necessarily endanger A-SPICE Assessments. The ongoing discussions on how to keep integrated Agile elements compliant to Automotive SPICE was a subject of a second event in continuation of last year’s event (17.9.2013).
Practical experiences were presented and selected topics/issues were discussed in more detail in the afternoon based on demands of participants. 

2014-11-26: Gate4 SPICE Event "Capability Level 2"

Within this Gate4SPICE Meeting we wanted to come closer to an aligned understanding of the generic practices on capability level 2 – in addition to the training concept of Automotive SPICE.

2014-09-25: Gate4 SPICE Event "Managing 3rd Party Software"

Today high class cars have up to 100 Mio Lines of Code and the exponential growth of software within the car industry is continuing. Up to 80 percent of this software is 3rd party software, which is integrated by OEMs and TIER1 into the Electronic Control Units of cars.

2014-09-15: Gate4 SPICE Event "Culture-Dependent Rules for Assessments"

Do's and Don'ts in different countries.

The behavior of people is influenced - mostly unconsciously - by their cultural background. Typical Procedures, phrases, and even gestures and glances can be interpreted very differently in different cultures. The problem is exacerbated by inaccurate or amateur translations in writing or speaking.

2014-07-08: Gate4 SPICE Event "Variant Handling in the Integration"

In order to increase the efficiency in the automotive development, more and more modular strategies are used. The variant handling in the integration of these components has a particular importance. In SPICE assessments complexity of integration on software and system level is very often underestimated when it comes to the consideration of the possible variants, in particular with regard to non-coded software which will become functional by configuration and application data only. Therefore this Gate4SPICE meeting dealt with the engineering processes on the right side of the V model primarily (ENG.6 - ENG.10) and highlighted all the integration requirements.

2014-06-06: Gate4 SPICE Event "SPICE for mechanical systems/components Part 2”

Hilti & KMC invited to continue the discussion of the application of SPICE for mechanical systems/components in the Hilti headquarter in Schaan (Liechtenstein) on 06.06.2014.In workshops and discussions the participants detailed the processes handled in the last Gate4SPICE meeting. The following questions were 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?  

2014-05-28: Gate4 SPICE Event "SPICE Assessments: Beginners Meet Experts”

Provisional SPICE assessors mostly have only some or no assessment experience. The aim of this Gate4SPICE workshop was to help them in their first steps in assessment practice. Based on an extensive case study, the participants assessed the Management process (MAN.3) of the Automotive SPICE ® assessment model and discussed the results.

In addition to beginners, we also invited experts, who like to share their knowledge of SPICE and assessment performance!