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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Agility and Organization are not in Contradiction

Agile company? Is an agile company not a contradiction in itself? Overhead makes every organization inertial, does it not? Everybody has painful memories of how slow and rigid some organizations can be.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Defining a Software Unit

When striving for compliance with the automotive standards ISO 26262 and Automotive SPICE, a smart approach to better software component quality is to set a common definition of a software unit. Unfortunately, neither standard provides much guidance. Companies striving to comply with these standards...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Important Functional Safety Words - Red Lights and Alarms

When reviewing an RFQ for new business, it is important to search for two key phrases. These phrases should set off red lights and alarm bells, especially if no supporting analysis is overtly provided by your customer in the RFQ package to clarify them. They are:
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Testing is Not Enough

The Automotive industry relies heavily on testing and “proven in use” to help ensure the quality and safety of their products.  Because we do so much testing, the software has to be good, right?  Unfortunately there are numerous examples where testing hasn’t caught all the problems, and consumers ha...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Are your QM processes Ready for ISO 26262?

ISO 26262 compliance is rapidly becoming more important to suppliers of firmware for automotive systems. But these suppliers must also conform with other standards (such as ASPICE, ISO-TS 16949, CMMI, etc.) and with the internal processes implemented by each company. The question of how ISO 26262 fi...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8 Misconceptions of Agile in Automotive

In my daily work as an Agile Coach in Automotive, I always encounter a (more or less) fix set of myths and misconceptions about Agile. Although these myths do not occur exclusively in the automotive sector, it seems that they are far less common in other industries. Perhaps it is because Automotive ...
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