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intacs Rating Guidelines

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"



Trustworthy Assessment – Completion of First Pilot

The first pilot of "Trustworthy Assessment" has been approved by an intacsTM inspector successfully. 

The IA Division (Automotive Business), Neusoft Corporation, China has undergone a Maturity Level 3 assessment based on Automotive SPICE® v2.5 PAM and the Organizational Maturity Model given in ISO/IEC TR 15504-7. This assessment was of Class 1, Type-B acc.to ISO/IEC 15504-7, the results of which having been validated, and approved, by an independent inspector appointed by intacsTM under the Trustworthy Assessment Scheme. intacs has issued a “Certificate of Achievement”.  The IA Division (Automotive Business), Neusoft Corporation, China is now the first organization to have achieved ML 3 under the Trustworthy Assessment Scheme.

Main Menue on intacs.info redesigned

Dear community members,

based on feedback and suggestions from you intacs has restructured the information in the Main Menue (top left). By means of direct sub-menues we now offer clear information about what intacs is and how the scheme works, provide details specific to an assessor's perspective, and give explanation for all present working parties.

We hope that the information can now be found in a much more intuitive way.


Workshop Exchanging Experiences across Assessment Models

Workshop Community: SPICE Assessors - Exchanging Experiences across Assessment Models


Assessors from different domains (aerospace, automotive, IT services, financial standards, improvability, etc.) meet and exchange experiences about how to implement. The idea is to think about cross-fertilizing the use of these models. The SPICE Assessor workshop takes place at the EuroSPI2 Conference, 27.6.2011, 9.00 - 17.00 at the Roskilde University, Denmark.

See  http://2011.eurospi.net

Form "Assessment Log" updated

Dear community members,

please note that due to the address change of the headquarters of the certification body VDA QMC (for Automotive SPICE) the Assessment Log form has been updated and uploaded as a new version 2.1

Please use this version for future assessment experience documentation.


new intacs Regional Representative appointed: Canada

Dear community members,

wer are happy to announce that Ms. Winifred Menezes has agreed to take the role as intacs Regional Representative for Canada. This means that she now acts as the "bidirectional" point of contact and interface for intacs, the certification bodies and teh Canadian community members. Below please find a short bib of Winifred.



Bib of Winifred Menezes:

Ms. Winifred Menezes started her professional life as a software developer and worked her way up to designer, systems analyst, project manager and process/methodology expert.  This background served her well when she worked with the Software CMM doing so called gap analysis and assessments using an organization proprietary method. She found that she had more credibility among software developers and their managers.

She started and led a country wide software process improvement initiative in a large industrial organization in Sweden. After a break working as a director at Research in Motion (makers of the BlackBerry) she returned to process improvement. Ms. Menezes is now a certified high maturity lead appraiser as well as a certified instructor and lead appraiser for all 3 CMMI constellations.

Since 2006, she has led over 10 SCAMPI As and Bs, some of which have used the continuous representation of the model, and participated as a team member in several others. These assessments have been conducted in various industrial sectors: telecommunications, finance, IT, defence, government, automotive and electrical engineering, among others, in Europe, Asia and the North America, so Winifred is used to working with different cultures.
Her growing experiences with Automotive SPICE and and participation in the Enterprise SPICE initiative led her to becoming an intacs Competent Assessor and was welcomed as the Canadian intacs Regional Representative by the intacs advisory and executive boards.