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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Case for Agile Certification in Automotive

We heard you. Several of our customers have requested certification for Agile specific to the automotive context. You want our help to sustain or grow your project management capability without losing previous efforts on Functional Safety and ASPICE®. In addition, your comments and our research belo...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Management Consulting #Automotive Agile

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What Agile is NOT!

There are certainly adjectives that we all want to believe describe us: intelligent, superior, attentive, humble, etc. It wasn’t until I happened upon 135 Power Adjectives for Your Resume that I confirmed “agile” is one of those adjectives, which explains why every corporation or software manager we...
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#Functional Safety #Management Consulting #Automotive Agile

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wards Automotive: Keeping up with the Jones's Cybersecurity

A great article by Kugler Maag's very own Steve Tengler and Steffen Herrmann
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#Functional Safety

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

Verification vs Confirmation

The terms verification and confirmation are often confused. ISO 26262 refers to verification and confirmation as two types of work product verification activities with different purposes. So confirmation is verification but not the other way around. Throw in the term validation and the confusion gro...
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#Functional Safety

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