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KPIs for ASPICE

Performance measurement of ASPICE process areas is key to not only continuous process improvement but as a prerequisite for reaching Level 3 and above. While this seems to be a critical aspect, research does not find any best practices or examples for KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for ASPICE process areas. Based on this and my […]

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ASPICE and Agile – can it work?

When dealing with software development in the automotive domain there are several things to consider. Automotive SPICE (based on SPICE – ISO/IEC15504) and functional safety (ISO26262) were the two main concerns of the past few years. Due to the fact that OEMs put a lot of pressure on their suppliers to adhere to those processes, Agile […]

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Why does Agile actually work?

I was first introduced to agile principles through Scrum. While intuitively they made sense, they also created more questions for me than provided answers, with one in particular: Why does this work? At the time I was working with a group of embedded software developers in the automotive industry. My feeling was that, while a good […]

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Agile in the Automotive Industry

Using agile methods in the automotive industry is currently a widely discussed topic. In comparison to other industries, it took the automotive industry rather long to realize that they needed to change the way they developed software. In the past, reliance upon the V-cycle/Waterfall model was the norm. According to this model, the customer (in […]

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Lean, Agile, DevOps and then?

It is impossible to study the evolution of product development without taking a close look at Deming, the man who revolutionized and simplified the process back in the 1950’s. His 14 rules of management became the foundation of the Toyota Production System and eventually Lean Product Development. Deming was already well aware of key successful management […]

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