Automotive SPICE® and agile

The application of agile practices within the context of Automotive SPICE®: agile principles, methods and practices make it possible to introduce efficient processes rather than rigid rules and bureaucratic procedures – in keeping with Automotive SPICE®. On this course, we show you how to make development in the automotive industry more adaptable.

  • Automotive SPICE and agile

    Training objectives & content

    This course provides an overview of the kinds of projects that are suited to agile development processes, methods and practices, also outlining the problems they allow you to deal with. By drawing on a selection of Automotive SPICE® processes we show you where and the extent to which agile methods support the requirements of Automotive SPICE®.

    • Training kicks off with an overview of the market to show you which agile development processes, methods and practices are already in use in the automotive industry.
    • Ten Automotive SPICE® processes are examined to show in detail how agile methods and practices support these processes. The selected processes are used in software engineering, management and supporting processes. Of course, just because you use agile methods and practices, that doesn’t necessary mean you comply with all the requirements of Automotive SPICE®. There are however ways to introduce additional instruments that allow you to meet the requirements in full. We show you how by drawing on actual examples from business.
    • Using a case study, we show you how a leading automotive supplier succeeded in realigning processes in its development department using agile methods and practices.
    •   1 Day
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Inhouse only
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants

    Key topics covered by the course

    • Overview of agility and agile methods, practices and principles
    • Overview of Automotive SPICE®
    • How can I use agile methods by drawing on the principles of Scrum and still fulfil the requirements of Automotive SPICE®?
    • Examples of application to business
    • The particular challenges of applying agile methods to selected processes
      Focus: software engineering processes, supporting processes and project management
    • What needs to be considered when preparing for and planning an assessment?
    • In this course we examine a selection of development processes, methods and practices from the entire spectrum of agile approaches. In addition to looking at Scrum and Kanban, we also discuss the use of continuous integration, test-driven development and Xtreme programming.

    Whether its certification training you need or an individual workshop, you always benefit from the full advantages of our know-how. We will design the right training to match your needs, for you (individually) as an expert, or as an exclusive in-house course for your company. Our experts offer all courses in German and English.

    Smilja Mateja, Training Coordination


    If you work in electronics development at a vehicle manufacturer or one of its suppliers, you’re practically in ‘the thick of the action’.

    Are you a

    • Project manager?
    • Team leader or department manager?
    • A person responsible for process improvements or quality assurance? 

    If you are, you have to remain flexible and be prepared to react quickly to changing requirements – yet still meet the requirements of Automotive SPICE®.

    Participation requirements

    You are familiar with the fundamental concepts of Automotive SPICE®. You also have a command of the theoretical principles of different agile development methods and practices, such as Scrum, Kanban, continuous integration and test-driven development. You’re now interested in finding out how to apply these agile approaches to your project, in a way that matches your objectives.

    SINCE 2008

    We’re proud that we have been one of the pioneers of functional safety since 2008 and that this has given us the opportunity to leverage our experience in developing the ISO 26262 safety standard.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!


    To date, we have trained more than 100 specialists under the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (Automotive) certification scheme.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    700+ PROJECTS

    We have a wealth of experience in functional safety according to ISO 26262, having conducted over 700 projects with more than 100 clients worldwide.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!


    We developed and conducted the often-quoted industry barometer on Agile Automotive. State of Practice


        Agile Automotive since 2010


    We are a member of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) working group on agile system development. This allows us to share the experience gathered by Kugler Maag Cie on a large number of implementation projects involving agile development methods at suppliers and producers of automotive electronics.

    Agile Automotive since 2010


    First staged in 2015, the Agile Automotive Conference was originally our idea and we continue to support the event as a content provider for this industry meet-up.


    Agile Automotive since 2010

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    Book early to receive an early-bird discount or apply for a group discount on course fees.

    Extra value


    As a participant on this course, in addition to comprehensive training material, we also give you a copy of the Automotive SPICE® and Agile pocket guide. This handy guide provides you with useful support if you would like to apply agile methods to electronics development. Particular attention is given to Scrum, Kanban, continuous integration and test-driven development (TDD) in automotive electronics. You are shown key processes that demonstrate how to use agile development methods and practices in accordance with Automotive SPICE®.

    This pocket guide and all training materials are available in English.


    We look forward to welcoming you to our training courses. To make it easier for you to concentrate on your course, we do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

    If your course lasts more than four days, we would be delighted to invite you out for the evening. This is also a useful opportunity to discuss what you have learnt or experienced with other course participants and forge friendships.

    Process & organisation

    Information on the training programme

    Some courses take place several times a year as classroom training sessions. Others are only offered as in-house training.

    To make a binding reservation, book directly through the website or send us an order. We will confirm course dates as soon as we have received a minimum number of reservations. You will be sent all required information on course arrangements in advance. Fees include digital course materials, and, if you come to our sites, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

    Most of our courses can also be booked as in-house training sessions. Our instructors will be happy to travel directly to your place of work and train your teams on site. We can also mix and match the content of in-house courses and take a particular situation affecting your projects into account. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    All courses outlined in our training programme can be held in German or English. Our training materials are written in English.

    You will receive the training documents as a PDF. We recommend that you have your notebook or tablet with you during the course.

    Training package: Seminar skills and attractive discounts

    • 10% early-bird booking discount if you register six or more weeks before a training session.
    • 10% group discount if you register more than one participant from your company for the same course.

    Want to save even more? Discounts can be combined for the same course.

    These conditions do not apply to VDA examination fees for Automotive SPICE® assessor training sessions or the Scaled Agile, Inc. fee for SAFe training.

    We strongly recommend that you have the appropriate ISO standards at hand for and during the exam, and of course during your further work.

    For the Cybersecurity Engineer training (TÜV Nord) this concerns ISO/SAE 21434, for the Functional Safety Engineer course (TÜV Rheinland) the safety standard ISO 26262. For Automotive SPICE® training, however, you will receive the model in the form of our original pocket guide.

    For legal reasons, we are unfortunately not authorized to provide you with a copy of ISO standards. Please ask your employer if you can obtain the respective standard there.

    Conditions of participation

    For courses in our seminar rooms, the fees include digital course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks per person.

    Our services will be invoiced before beginning of training course.

    Terms of payment: 10 days net. In case of late payment late interest will be charged in accordance with current BGB regulations, in particular §288 BGB (German Civil Code).

    This offer is only open to companies or registered tradespersons. All fees are subject to current sales tax and must be paid on receipt of invoice. Early-bird and group discounts will be subtracted as necessary from invoices.

    We will confirm receipt of your registration. Registrations can be cancelled without penalty up to 6 weeks before each individual event; after that the following rules apply:

    • 6 weeks to 4 weeks before the start of the event = 10%. 
    • 4 weeks to 7 days before the event = 50%.
    • Fees will not be refunded if you cancel a course less than a week before an event.

    We will gladly accept a substitute participant at no additional cost. 

    All courses may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We charge the examination fees of third parties (such as VDC QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord) on their behalf. Such fees are not eligible for a discount.

    Your personal information will be stored by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH in order to organise the event. By registering for a course you also agree to us contacting you by fax, email or telephone. If you do not wish to consent to us using your information in this way, please send us a message or get in touch. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this arrangement at any time.

    If you take part in an examination with a third-party provider such as the VDA QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord, we will pass on the necessary data to the respective provider.