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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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#Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

There are Rumors of Radical Changes within the Automotive

Recently I participated in several Automotive industry conference events. These events shared some common themes, especially with respect to the automotive digital transformation, autonomous driving, and e-mobility. At all the different events, I observed two things: The traditional automotive commu...
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#Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hey Assessors, Why No “U” or “X” in A-SPICE®?

I have a question for the A-SPICE® Assessors around the globe: Why isn’t there a “U” or “X” in A-SPICE® OK, OK … I get it. There’s a lot of confusion about User Experience (UX), especially in automotive. Maybe that’s because of the alphabet soup game we’ve been playing since the 20th century (e.g. H...
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#Automotive SPICE #Team Integration

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Do Existing Safety Standards Provide Enough Support for Automated

As more and more functions for automated driving find their way into vehicles these days we have to take a look at the existing Functional Safety Standards, especially ISO 26262:2011 for Automotive. The question is, whether they provide enough guidance and cover all of the necessary aspects. For an ...
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#Functional Safety

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How Do I Test This Requirement?

“All I want for Christmas are testable requirements” sings the test engineer.  “Jingle bells, jingle bells QA missed a test” mocks the system architect.  At the holiday party, the developers and the testers vow to work closer next year to prevent escapes even though everyone knows that this system i...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to be Agile and Safe

Product development organizations throw around the word agile the way the Crimson Tide dismiss the majority of their college football opponents.  Sometimes, product organizations have purpose and definition regarding their agile approach, but more often than not, they are simply guessing and throwin...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile