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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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#Functional Safety

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