Gate4SPICE Global AssessorTEam for SPICE

We organize the experience exchange between assessors!

Next Events:

2018-12-06-Gate4SPICE Event "Rating Guidelines: Key Concepts and Overall Guidelines & Capability Level 2 Guidelines

KUGLER MAAG CIE North America Inc. invites you all for an G4S event in Troy (USA) on 06th December 2018.

2018-12-22-Gate4SPICE Event "The relationship between Confirmation Measures in ISO26262 & Automotive SPICE assessment”

IQI Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., China invites you all for a Gate4SPICE event in Shanghai on 22nd of December 2018.

Results are available:

2018-10-30-Gate4SPICE Event "Cyber security with ASPICE"

2018-10-25-Gate4SPICE Event "SYS.4+5, SWE.5+6-Rating Guidelines"

2018-10-11-Gate4SPICE Event "Legacy Code in Assessments"

2018-09-27-Gate4SPICE Event "From ASPICE PAM 2.5 to 3.1 - Understanding and Discussion of main key concepts"

2018-08-31-Gate4SPICE Event "Impact of VDA Guideline on Automotive SPICE v3.1 assessments"

2018-07-06-Gate4SPICE Event "Implementation challenges of ASPICE 3.0 in Agile Projects"


 

Gate4SPICE Past Events 2015

Please use this article for a first information, more detailed information and handouts are available in the submenue G4S Meeting Results, if you are a member of iNTACS and you log in!


2015-11-10-Gate4SPICE Event "Security & Automotive SPICE"

On November 11th 2015 Continental invited for a Gate4SPICE event to Regensburg. The topic of this one-day Gate4SPICE Event was "Security & Automotive SPICE".


2015-10-19-Gate4SPICE Event "Challenges for Fresh Assessors"

Continental Automotive Romania invited you to a Gate 4SPICE Event in Timisoara on October 19th, 2015.


2015-10-07-Gate4SPICE Event "Process vs. Product Quality"

On October 7th 2015 EB invited for a Gate4SPICE event to Erlangen. While there is a correlation between a well defined and followed development process and a well constructed product, the question remains open if the sentence "'good' process => 'good' product" is always true.


2015-09-22-Gate4SPICE Event "ASPICE Level 3 understanding"

Continental India invited you all for the Gate4SPICE event in Bangalore, India on 22nd Sept 2015.

Continental Automotive organized Gate 4 SPICE event at Technical center Bangalore, India on 22nd Sept 2015. This was first such an event organized in India.  Continental team was represented by China, Korea and India. Assessors and Process-Quality responsible from major Indian Automotive OEMs & Tier 1 software -system development companies participated in this event.


2015-07-14-Gate4SPICE Event "Does Automotive SPICE support the implementation of Quality Goals like reliability and maintainability?"

Carmeq and VW invited to a G4S Event to Berlin on July 14th, 2015.
Does Automotive SPICE support the implementation of Quality Goals like reliability and maintainability?
With lectures and group work we elaborated our position regarding these quality objectives.


2015-03-18-Gate4SPICE Event in Shanghai "Process Performance and Workproduct Management understanding and best practice"

The main topic to be discussed is GP2.1 and GP2.2 understanding and best practice sharing but this should also be an opportunity for meeting other ASPICE assessors in the region and exchange knowledge and best practices. With this Gate4Spice event we will get the ball rolling on ASPICE networking in Shanghai and more generally in China and in Asia region since this is the first such an event in this part of the globe. Hopefully this will spark other G4S events in the region. ASPICE is well used by OEM to evaluate the capability of the supplier on the development of system and software on Automotive Industry in Europe, it is still fairly new in Asia but more and more Asian OEM start to be interested in it and we are expecting ASPICE as a requirement to be fulfilled in their future quotes.


2015-01-28-Gate4SPICE Event "Complying with traceability requirements over a huge number of variants"

Method Park lud zu einem Gate4SPICE Event nach Stuttgart ein. Das Thema dieser Ganztagesveranstaltung lautete: „Erfüllung der Traceability-Anforderungen über eine Vielzahl von Varianten". Dabei ging es vor allem um die Frage, wie man die Traceability von variantenreichen Systemen sicherstellen kann. Insbesondere die Automobilindustrie steht in diesem Zusammenhang vor der Herausforderung, Traceability-Anforderungen aus Automotive SPICE® zu erfüllen. Aber wie legt man in diesem Fall den Scope und die Bewertung innerhalb eines Assessments fest?

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!

Gate4SPICE Past Events 2013

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2013-12-06: Gate4 SPICE Event "SPICE for mechanical systems/components"

Hilti invited to the G4S Event “SPICE for mechanical systems/components” to Liechtenstein on December 6th, 2013.

ASPICE has proven to be very successful to guide the engineering processes in the automotive area for SW and system development. Why not transfer these ideas and principles to other areas of engineering, like electronic hardware or mechanics development! This event focusses on mechanics:

  • Presentation of performed assessments and process improvement activities
  • Workshops on
    • Which processes and base practices are needed for development of mechanical systems/components?
    • How could existing ASPICE processes and base practices be adapted for mechanical development?
    • Which new processes and new base practices must be developed?

2013-10-21-22: Gate4 SPICE Event "Mastering increasing SW Complexity in Systems”

Again, Volkswagen invited to discuss the following questions in the MMI Braunschweig from 10/21/13 to 10/22/13

  • What are the challenges we face in terms of increasing software complexity and which strategies or approaches can we find to overcome the complexity in practice?
  • Do the current procedures and methods give sufficiently answers thereto or do we need new answers?

G4S-2013-10-21 22-Group Picture


2013-09-17: Gate4 SPICE Event "SPICE and AGILE”

Few topics are discussed in the community as intensively as the topic mentioned above. Both approaches, SPICE - oriented and agile, have their followers and have been used successfully, but "agile" is the new, positive word. How can you integrate agile approaches in SPICE?

G4S-2013-09-17-Group_Picture


2013-06-04: Gate4 SPICE Event "Checking 3rd Party Software in Automotive SPICE Assessments”

How to ensure with Automotive SPICE assessments that all 3rd party software is correctly integrated into the project, including legal, functional and technical aspects. The application of the process ACQ.4 alone is not sufficient.


2013-04-15: Gate4SPICE Event "SPICE and functional Safety"

In this workshop, different approaches to the process of harmonization of ISO 26262 requirements with SPICE requirements were presented by the respective representatives.
This gave the participants a direct comparison. Several small groups of participants discussed more deeply similarities and differences and applicability of all approaches.


2013-03-07 Gate4SPICE Event “SPICE Assessment for Beginners”

Provisional SPICE assessors mostly completed their training recently and have little 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 Change Request Management process (SUP.10) of the Automotive SPICE ® assessment model and discussed the results. The feedback of participants was so positive that we will continue this kind of workshop. The results of the workshop are accessible on the Gate4SPICE Result page.


2013-01-15: Trends in Assessment model

„Die aktuelle Entwicklung der SPICE Assessmentmodelle“ mit Entwicklung der PAMs in den letzten Jahren und Vorstellung der Modelle. Die Botschaft ist: SPICE ist „best practice“ im Prozessmanagement!"

Gate4SPICE Past Events 2012

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2012-10-30/31: Entwicklungsbegleitende Software- Qualitätssicherung ein "Feigenblatt" oder Sicherung der Software-Qualität?

Wie die Praxis zeigt, gehen die Meinungen über die Art und Weise als auch über den Umfang einer angemessenen SW-Qualitätssicherung relativ weit auseinander.
Brauchen wir SW-Qualitätssicherung oder stört sie nur und wie groß sollte der Umfang der SW-QS sein?
Solche und weitere aufschlussreiche Fragen haben sich die Teilnehmer gestellt und diskutiert. Ziel hierbei wares, ein gemeinsames Verständnis der entwicklungsbegleitenden SW-Qualitätssicherung mit den Teilnehmern zu erarbeiten.


2012-09-19: Gate4SPICE Event - Identifikation von offenen Themen / Bedarfen rund um das Thema Software-Qualität/SPICE, Veranstalter: BMW

Dieser Workshop behandelt den Nutzen, den SPICE für die Software-Qualität in den letzen 10 Jahren aus der Sicht von BMW gebracht hat und sammelt Themen, die für die SPICE -Community in der Zukunft interessant sind. Workshops beschäftigen sich mit der Sammlung und der Klassifizierung dieser Themen.


2012-06-25: 19th EuroSPI Conference, BENA Business Base Nineteen, Vienna, Austria, 25.-27.06.2012

Workshop 2012 (in Cooperation with Gate4SPICE meetings organised by iNTACS) The workshop focused on two experience topics, which require a consolidated view and experience exchange across assessors.
Workshop Theme 1 - Tailoring in Small and Legacy Projects
Many times in assessments we are confronted with tailoring of processes. How do we accept such tailorings in assessments and under which conditions can this become a sophisticated decision for the assessor to make the right rating?
Workshop Theme 2 – Agile and Maturity Models
Also to a growing extent there are agile development processes used. How does SPICE support agile processes with the improvement planning and what guidance could be established for assessors?

Gate4SPICE Past Events 2011

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2011-11-24: G4S-Event in Wolfsburg: Assessors in between OEMs and supplier

Der Bereich der Konzern Software-Qualitätssicherung der VW AG (K-GQK/4) initiierte diese Veranstaltung, um bestimmte Themen hinsichtlich Durchführung, Bewertung und Interpretation von Assessments zu erörtern. Im Vordergrund wurden die Gründe und Motive - und letztlich die daraus folgenden Konsequenzen - unterschiedlicher Assessment-Ergebnisse dargestellt. Das Ziel des Tages war es, die größten Abweichungen bzw. Diskrepanzen zu kennen und mögliche einheitliche Lösungsansätze/Interpretationshilfen hierfür vorzustellen und zu diskutieren.


2011-10-20: G4S-Event in München: ENG.2 Level 3

Am 20.10.2010 fand nach längerer Pause einmal wieder eine Gate4SPICE Veranstaltung statt. Der Gastgeber Tieto Deutschland GmbH, München, sorgte mit Räumen, Speisen und Getränken für eine perfekte Arbeitsumgebung. Thema war SPICE Level 3 am Beispiel des Prozesses ENG.2.
Der erste Teil des Tages war einführenden Präsentationen gewidmet, die allen Teilnehmern die Inhalte von SPICE Level 3 wieder präsent machten.
Im zweiten Teil des Tages wurden in zwei Arbeitsgruppen für jede der Generic Practices des Levels 3 erarbeitet, welche „Evidence“ ein Assessor für die Vergabe der Bewertungen von „Fully“ über „Largely“ bis „Partially“ erwartet.