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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ISO 26262 Planning Requirements are Not Enough

Every project has a plan that includes schedule and resource estimates. For functional safety related projects, the ISO 26262 standard for road vehicle product development requires a Safety Plan. This plan is required to describe the schedule, resources (competencies), and the safety work product de...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE

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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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE

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, 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

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

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