ASPICE Consulting Services

Helping Your Organization to Improve Process and Product Quality

Process Consulting Services

AUTOSIG (Automotive Special Interest Group) Group of Automotive OEM’s defined Automotive SPICE® standards can be used to assess the supplier’s process performance and capability to deliver a quality product. Setting up processes compliant with the ASPICE process model becomes very important. It provides the foundation for achieving compliance with the Cyber Security requirements of ISO 26262 and ISO 21434. ASPICE v3.1 stands as a current version that focuses more on what is required to deliver a quality product with the collection of Industry Best Practices that helps in Process Improvement resulting in a quality product.
Considering advancements in technology where the industry is heading towards autonomous driving features in cars, the complexity of the code has increased, resulting in a high possibility of defects/bugs in the field with a ripple effect of increased vehicle recalls with the reported field issues. The following is a list of important questions that can be answered with the assistance of ASPICE via a more efficient and successful implementation.
  • How do I deliver a Quality product with fewer or no defects/bugs by following a Lean process and still meet customer & industry needs?
  • How can I assure that all of my customer/platform criteria are implemented in my product before final delivery?
  • How do I identify Process Improvements at the organization level and roll them out to projects?
  • Can I follow Agile methodologies in my project and still demonstrate compliance with the ASPICE model?

A Brief Snapshot

The Automotive SPICE process assessment model (PAM) is intended for use when performing informant assessments of the process capability of developing embedded automotive systems. It was developed following the requirements of ISO/IEC 33004.

This Automotive SPICE process assessment model contains a set of indicators to be considered when interpreting the intent of the Automotive SPICE process reference model. These indicators may also be used when implementing a process improvement program after an assessment.

How can Methodica Technologies support you?

We can support the Automotive SPICE – SWOT analysis through implementation and assessments to ensure compliance to the standard is achieved with demonstrated benefits of Process and Product Quality. We have a proven unique “Problem driven Implementation” approach that focuses on tying the challenges/problems faced by the organization and identifying / Implement Best practices from ASPICE to address the challenges. The difficulties are addressed uniquely by our consultants. There are five stages involved in our specialized consultation process.
Problem Statement Definition / Goals – Creating Business Case for Process Improvement Implementation.
SWOT Analysis of the Current Processes – Strength / Weakness / Opportunity of Processes against ASPICE model.
Re-Engineering Processes to meet the ASPICE compliance and set up a Quality Management System using Eclipse Process Framework adopting Lean principles.
Deployment support and Training (Role based)
Audits and Internal Assessments are carried out to check that the Process follows the defined Processes and Models.
Harmonization of OEM standard requirements and ISO 26262 with ASPICE processes.

OEMs have mandated suppliers to follow & demonstrate Industry Best Practices from models like ASPICE / ISO 26262 and internal standards. We can support the deployment of OEM standards and help demonstrate compliance.
VW – KGAS standard for Suppliers
BMW Standard for Quality Requirements
The Quality Assurance department is responsible for a significant portion of the final product’s quality.We can support deploying QA resources as a service that will perform QA activities at defined milestones of the project and ensure the quality of the product before delivery to the customer, thus bringing down the Customer Delivered Defects.
Process Quality Assurance - Performing Process compliance audits early in the life cycle, and ensuring issues are captured, thus avoiding rework.
Product Quality Assurance - Conducting product quality audits and defect analyses to identify preventative measures for future occurrences.

Process Integration with ALM tools.

We can support the integration of the Processes defined and ALM tools for managing the Requirements, Changes, Defects, Design, Coding, Configuration management, and Quality management.

Watch out for this space to understand the Application Life Cycle management tools we support for integration.


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