A(utomotive)-SPICE is a domain-specific variant of the international standard ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE). It has been declared by leading European vehicle manufacturers to be a binding standard relevant to product liability – also for their suppliers. The aim of using A-SPICE is to be able to handle complex systems with different domains safely and comprehensibly in the product development process. Especially the communication and exchange of work results between OEMs and suppliers shall be organised in a binding, efficient and high-quality manner.
A-SPICE sets out specific requirements for processes, the methods therein to be applied and the deliverables. In addition, A-SPICE offers the possibility to assess the maturity of development projects in a standardised way.
In our consulting projects, we consider A-SPICE as a source of requirements for the development process. We align them with the requirements of other guidelines, key stakeholders and users. In order to be able to use A-SPICE in daily development work, we establish “process navigators” for the respective user groups in the development environments of our clients’ intranet. The result is an intuitive application that guides users through their development processes. Moreover, necessary methodological knowledge is documented and further information from the development systems of each domain is made available.