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Automotive SPICE in Practice

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Automotive SPICE is a framework for designing and assessing software development processes. It has been derived from the ISO/IEC 15504 standard, also known as SPICE, and has been developed under the Automotive SPICE initiative by the consensus of several major car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Ford, Fiat, Daimler, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Today, Automotive SPICE has become a standard in the international automotive industry.

This book is written as a guide to help the reader understand and interpret the requirements of this standard and to implement Automotive SPICE in a real world application environment. It is written for engineers, practitioners, managers, and project managers who need practical guidance in applying or implementing the Automotive SPICE framework in their company, and for any assessor looking for clear, consistent, and constructive rating guidelines. Important topics, such as traceability, functional safety (IEC 61508), and the relationship between Automotive SPICE and CMMI are given particular attention.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Forword
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Table of Contents
  8. 1. Introduction and Overview
    1. 1.1 Introducing the Subject Matter
    2. 1.2 Automotive SPICE and Other Maturity Models: History, Background, and Trends
    3. 1.3 Automotive SPICE: Structure and Components
      1. 1.3.1 The Process Dimension
      2. 1.3.2 The Capability Dimension
  9. 2. Interpretations Regarding the Process Dimension
    1. 2.1 ACQ.4 Supplier Monitoring
      1. 2.1.1 Purpose
      2. 2.1.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.1.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.1.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.1.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    2. 2.2 SPL.2 Product Release
      1. 2.2.1 Purpose
      2. 2.2.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.2.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.2.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.2.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    3. 2.3 ENG.1 Requirements Elicitation
      1. 2.3.1 Purpose
      2. 2.3.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.3.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.3.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.3.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    4. 2.4 ENG.2 System Requirements Analysis
      1. 2.4.1 Purpose
      2. 2.4.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.4.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.4.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.4.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    5. 2.5 ENG.3 System Architectural Design
      1. 2.5.1 Purpose
      2. 2.5.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.5.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.5.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.5.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    6. 2.6 ENG.4 Software Requirements Analysis
      1. 2.6.1 Purpose
      2. 2.6.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.6.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.6.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.6.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    7. 2.7 ENG.5 Software Design
      1. 2.7.1 Purpose
      2. 2.7.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.7.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.7.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.7.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    8. 2.8 ENG.6 Software Construction
      1. 2.8.1 Purpose
      2. 2.8.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.8.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.8.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.8.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    9. 2.9 ENG.7 Software Integration Test
      1. 2.9.1 Purpose
      2. 2.9.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.9.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.9.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.9.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    10. 2.10 ENG.8 Software Test
      1. 2.10.1 Purpose
      2. 2.10.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.10.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.10.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.10.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    11. 2.11 ENG.9 System Integration Test
      1. 2.11.1 Purpose
      2. 2.11.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.11.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.11.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.11.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    12. 2.12 ENG.10 System Testing
      1. 2.12.1 Purpose
      2. 2.12.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.12.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.12.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.12.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    13. 2.13 SUP.1 Quality Assurance
      1. 2.13.1 Purpose
      2. 2.13.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.13.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.13.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.13.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    14. 2.14 SUP.2 Verification
      1. 2.14.1 Purpose
      2. 2.14.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.14.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.14.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.14.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    15. 2.15 SUP.4 Joint Review
      1. 2.15.1 Purpose
      2. 2.15.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.15.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.15.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.15.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    16. 2.16 SUP.8 Configuration Management
      1. 2.16.1 Purpose
      2. 2.16.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.16.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.16.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.16.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    17. 2.17 SUP.9 Problem Resolution Management
      1. 2.17.1 Purpose
      2. 2.17.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.17.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.17.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.17.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    18. 2.18 SUP.10 Change Request Management
      1. 2.18.1 Purpose
      2. 2.18.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.18.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.18.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.18.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    19. 2.19 MAN.3 Project Management
      1. 2.19.1 Purpose
      2. 2.19.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.19.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.19.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.19.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    20. 2.20 MAN.5 Risk Management
      1. 2.20.1 Purpose
      2. 2.20.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.20.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.20.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.20.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    21. 2.21 MAN.6 Measurement
      1. 2.21.1 Purpose
      2. 2.21.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.21.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.21.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.21.5 Characteristics of Level 2
    22. 2.22 PIM.3 Process Improvement
      1. 2.22.1 Purpose
      2. 2.22.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.22.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.22.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.22.5 Characteristics of Level 1-3
    23. 2.23 REU.2 Reuse Program Management
      1. 2.23.1 Purpose
      2. 2.23.2 Characteristics Particular to the Automotive Industry
      3. 2.23.3 Base Practices
      4. 2.23.4 Designated Work Products
      5. 2.23.5 Characteristics of Levels 1-3
    24. 2.24 Traceability in Automotive SPICE
      1. 2.24.1 Introduction
      2. 2.24.2 Key-Notes
  10. 3. Interpreting the Capability Dimension
    1. 3.1 The Structure of the Capability Dimension
      1. 3.1.1 Capability Levels and Process Attributes
      2. 3.1.2 Process Capability Indicators
    2. 3.2 How Are Capability Levels Measured?
    3. 3.3 The Capability Levels
      1. 3.3.1 Level 0 (»Incomplete Process«)
      2. 3.3.2 Level 1 (»Performed Process«)
      3. 3.3.3 Level 2 (»Managed Process«)
      4. 3.3.4 Level 3 (»Established Process«)
      5. 3.3.5 Level 4 (»Predictable Process«)
      6. 3.3.6 Level 5 (»Optimizing Process«)
  11. 4. CMMI – Differences and Similarities
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Comparison of Structures
    3. 4.3 Comparison of Contents
    4. 4.4 Comparison of the Assessment/Appraisal Methods
  12. 5. Functional Safety
  13. A. Overview of Selected Work Products
  14. Glossary
  15. Abbreviations
  16. Literature, Standards, and Web Pages
  17. Index
  18. Footnotes
    1. Preface
    2. Chapter 1
    3. Chapter 2
    4. Chapter 3
    5. Chapter 4
    6. Chapter 5