Technical literature and work aids

"Automotive SPICE in Practice": Interpretation Guide for Users and Assessors is the recognized industry standard work on the Automotive SPICE ® process improvement and assessment model. The reference book was written by our colleagues Markus Mueller and Dr. Klaus Hörmann together with Joerg Zimmer and Lars Dittmann. Bhaskar Vanamali and Dr. Klaus Hoermann have also published the compact Automotive SPICE Essentials – at a glance. With our practical tools, we make your daily work with ASPICE easier: the poster helps you to keep an overview at all times, while the original pocket guide means you always have the most important information to hand.

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Automotive SPICE in der Praxis

A standard work on using Automotive SPICE® in practice – the second edition of this handy guide for users and assessors on interpreting Automotive SPICE®. This book has been thoroughly revised based on the new Version 3 of Automotive SPICE®.

In introducing and implementing Automotive SPICE®, it is important to develop solutions in keeping with any specific circumstances that may affect a project or the situation faced by the company as a whole. This specialist manual equips you with an understanding of how to use the standard to solve a specific task. Used as an interpretation guide, it enables you to improve procedures effectively in keeping with Automotive SPICE® standards.

It also provides you with uniform assessment benchmarks. The structure of the manual corresponds to the structure of the standard.

The 2nd edition was updated in line with Automotive SPICE® v3.0. The picture is completed by looking at current topics such as practical assessments in keeping with intacs™ and VDA requirements, the challenges of process improvements, and AGILE DEVELOPMENT and FUNCTIONAL SAFETY ACCORDING TO ISO 26262.

  • 2nd revised and expanded edition
  • Publisher: dpunkt
  • 350 pages with numerous colour charts
  • Hardback edition
  • Please note: This volume is available in German only
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The Guide for Automotive SPICE® Interpretations

Misunderstandings often arise when interpreting the process requirements of Automotive SPICE®: For example, the scope that an output work product must have in order to fulfill the purpose of the process is not self-explanatory. That is why four experts from three continents have put their heads together and written a book that provides information on the application and understanding of the ASPICE process reference model. The compact book tells users what they need to know that is not in the standard. The 16 processes from the VDA scope are prepared in such a way that users can implement the process requirements in a targeted manner and assessors can evaluate them correctly. For each core process, this book explains the misunderstandings and pitfalls that can lurk during understanding and implementation, helping you to really understand ASPICE.

Overview

  • Interpretation of the Automotive SPICE® processes of the VDA scope
  • Interpretation of generic practices and capability levels
  • Assessment strategies
  • Tips for assessments in other cultural areas
Automotive SPICE v4.0 – and now?

Version v4.0 of Automotive SPICE® has been published since the end of 2023. We will show you what changes this means for the processes in your development team!

Automotive SPICE goes Mechatronics

Systems engineering in conjunction with software, hardware and mechanical development: In this pocket guide, you will find all the key processes you need for the integrated and coordinated development of mechatronic systems in ground vehicles.

ROBERT BOSCH INDIA ACHIEVES MATURITY LEVEL 3

More on the organisational maturity assessment conducted at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. (RBEI) in Bangalore: the first major automotive supplier achieved maturity level 3 for the overall organisation.

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The Automotive SPICE Cybersecurity model (intacs)
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Automotive SPICE® Essentials

Process improvements made easy: With this compact book from the Essentials series, you can quickly gain an overview of the requirements of Automotive SPICE®. You will learn what to expect in the assessment and how the reference model affects other standards and procedures, for example functional safety (ISO 26262) or agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban.

The first chapter explains the basic idea of ASPICE, introduces the process model and discusses business issues. The second chapter deals with the structure and content of the model. As experienced assessors and practitioners, the authors not only explain the structure of the model and its relationships, but also provide practical tips.

Chapter three looks at the relevant processes in detail: the authors explain the core processes relevant to automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. In addition, they present findings and common problems in application that they have encountered in over ten years of experience with ASPICE. The fourth chapter is dedicated to the assessments used to systematically evaluate the process quality of organizations. The authors explain procedures and roles as well as the necessary preparation for a typical assessment.

In the final chapter, the authors discuss how ASPICE can be integrated into other models and approaches, such as functional safety according to ISO 26262 and agile methods and practices.

This volume provides you with the relevant aspects so that you can competently decide whether you can effectively improve the work processes in your company with Automotive SPICE®.

Overview

  • Automotive SPICE® – key facts at a glance: the underlying concept, application, financial benefits, introducing Automotive SPICE®
  • The structures of the Automotive SPICE® v3.1 process assessment model and topics covered
  • Automotive SPICE® processes (VDA Scope)   
  • Assessments   
  • Similarities to other models/approaches

Original Automotive SPICE® pocket guide

The Automotive SPICE® pocket guide contains all the important components of ASPICE in a practical pocket format. This includes the VDA scope and other processes that have proven to be important for OEM assessments in daily practice. For each process, the Purpose, Outcomes, Output Work Products, Base Practices with Notes and the Generic Practices of Levels 1 to 3 have been included and clearly presented in the smallest possible form. This makes the Automotive SPICE® pocket guide an indispensable working tool – both for day-to-day work and for assessments.

  • 96 pages
  • ring binding
  • practical index punching

Here you can download the original Automotive SPICE pocket guide as a PDF.

The print version with spiral binding and index punching is available in the webshop.

We're here for you

Need support with a key project? We’re your first port of call when it comes to management consulting and improvement programmes in electronics development.

Steffen Herrmann and the sales team

Automotive SPICE® goes Mechatronics pocket guide

This pocket guide is intended for practitioners in the field of developing mechatronic systems for vehicles: project managers, developers and engineers who want to improve their workflows and coordinate collaboration across the board. With plug-ins for MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT and HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT, they can now use the Automotive SPICE® process reference model established in system and software development as a standardized framework for the development of complete mechatronic systems. 

  • 132 Seiten
  • Spiral binding

Here you can download the "Automotive SPICE® goes Mechatronics" pocket guide as a PDF.

The print edition with spiral binding and index punching is available in the webshop.

Automotive SPICE v4.0 – and now?

Version v4.0 of Automotive SPICE® has been published since the end of 2023. We will show you what changes this means for the processes in your development team!

Automotive SPICE goes Mechatronics

Systems engineering in conjunction with software, hardware and mechanical development: In this pocket guide, you will find all the key processes you need for the integrated and coordinated development of mechatronic systems in ground vehicles.

ROBERT BOSCH INDIA ACHIEVES MATURITY LEVEL 3

More on the organisational maturity assessment conducted at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. (RBEI) in Bangalore: the first major automotive supplier achieved maturity level 3 for the overall organisation.

Join the training class!
11.March - 13.March 2024
The Automotive SPICE Cybersecurity model (intacs)
Details
The Kugler Maag Cie Video Campus welcomes you

Already several thousand subscribers worldwide use our free Video Campus. You will find tutorial videos and expert talks in the areas of Automotive SPICE®, Automotive Cybersecurity and Functional Safety.  

More

Automotive SPICE® & Agile pocket guide

Automotive SPICE® and Agile supports you if you want to use agile procedures in electronics development.

The pocket guide uses relevant processes to explain how you can apply agile development methods and practices in accordance with Automotive SPICE®

  • 120 pages
  • Ring binding 

Automotive SPICE® Overview poster

The poster shows the structure of Automotive SPICE v3 in the Extended VDA Scope:

  • Process areas and processes including base practices
  • Generic practices (Level 1 to 3)
  • Automotive SPICE® as a basis for functional safety (ISO 26262)
  • Traceability in the Vee-model
  • Capability Level.

 

The print version of the poster is available in the webshop.

You can download the poster as a PDF here.

Automotive SPICE® Essentials

Essentials – the name says it all: This small book provides you with basic knowledge on the application of Automotive SPICE®, the de facto industry standard for the development of automotive electronics. The authors Klaus Hoermann, PhD, and Baskar Vanamali, PhD, explain for each key process what special attention should be paid to.

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SPECIALIST MANUALS – ABSOLUTE CLASSICS

We have written multiple editions of »Automotive SPICE® in Practice«, already an industry classic.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE SPICE® COURSES

This training course is certified under the International Assessor Certification Scheme (intacs™) and lays a foundation for training to become an intacs™-certified Automotive SPICE® assessor. Automotive SPICE® is a trademark of VDA QMC.

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50 ASSESSORS

We currently have 48 intacs™-certified assessors. These include ten instructors on Provisional and Competent Level.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

200+ ASSESSMENTS

We have conducted over 200 assessments since 2007, on both a project and an organisational level. That is equivalent to 10,000 assessment-hours.

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SINCE 2005

As a peer reviewer, we have been continually involved in the process of designing standards since 2005. We also co-authored plug-ins for mechanical engineering and hardware engineering with intacs™.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

1000+ ASSESSORS

We have now trained more than 1000 assessors according to intacs™ guidelines.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

SPECIALIST MANUALS – ABSOLUTE CLASSICS

We have written multiple editions of »Automotive SPICE® in Practice«, already an industry classic.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

200+ YEARS

Benefit from over 200 people-years of cumulative project experience, often involving improvement programmes lasting several years.

Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

WE CAN SUPPORT YOU WITH…

  • Achieving the required capabiltiy levels within your key processes in development
  • Systematically improving existing workflows and methods
  • Evaluating the status of your process improvements through formal assessments and gap analysis
  • Fulfilling the requirements of Automotive SPICE® in harmony with SECURITYFUNCTIONAL SAFETY and AGILE METHODS
  • Training your staff and assessors