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Experiences with ASPICE 3.1 and the VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines – Using Advanced Assessment Systems

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Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2019)

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When applying the Automotive SPICE 3.1 assessment model the VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines need to be considered. This has an impact on the assessment planning, the interpretation of base practices and generic practices and the assessment reporting. The VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines (blue-gold book [2]) contain rules and recommendations to interpret ASPICE 3.1 and also consider dependencies in the ratings. Assessors are now confronted with hundreds of additional rules and recommendations. The paper outlines from first experiences about how to handle this additional effort.

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We are grateful to the European Commission which has funded the BLUEPRINT project DRIVES (2018–2021) [36]. In this case the publications reflect the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein. We are grateful to a working party of Automotive suppliers SOQRATES (www.soqrates.de) [29] who exchange knowledge about such assessment strategies. This includes: Alastair Walker (LORIT), Alexander Much (Elektrobit), Frank König, Martin Dallinger, Thomas Wegner (ZF Friedrichshafen AG), Armin Riess (BBraun), Dietmar Kinalzyk (HELLA), Ralf Mayer (BOSCH Engineering), Gerhard Griessnig (AVL), Andreas Gruber (ZKW), Rainer Dreves, Ivan Sokic, Stephan Habel (Continental), Christian Schlager, Thomas Stiglhuber, Irrenka Mandic (Magna Powertrain ECS), Andreas Riel (ISCN/Grenoble INP), Helmut Zauchner, Christoph Karner (KTM), Andreas Gruber (ZKW), Georg Macher (TU Graz), Bernhard Sechser (Methodpark), Lutz Haunert (G&D), Damjan Ekert (ISCN), Richard Messnarz (ISCN).

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Messnarz, R., Ekert, D., Zehetner, T., Aschbacher, L. (2019). Experiences with ASPICE 3.1 and the VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines – Using Advanced Assessment Systems. In: Walker, A., O'Connor, R., Messnarz, R. (eds) Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. EuroSPI 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1060. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28005-5_42

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