ASPICE Consulting Services

Helping your Organization to Improve Process and Product Quality

Process Consulting Services

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

A Brief Snapshot

The Automotive SPICE process assessment model (PAM) is intended for use when performing conformant assessments of the process capability on the development of embedded automotive systems. It was developed in accordance with 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 subsequent to an assessment.

How can Westernlabs support you?

We can support in the Automotive SPICE – SWOT analysis through Implementation and assessments to ensure the compliance to 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 identify / Implement Best practices from ASPICE to address the challenges. Our unique consulting approach consists of five steps..
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 of Processes to meet the ASPICE compliance and set up Quality management System using Eclipse Process Framework adopting Lean principles.
Deployment support and Training (Role based)
Audits and Internal Assessments to verify the Process compliance to defined processes and model.
Harmonization of OEM standard requirements and ISO 26262 with ASPICE processes.

OEM’s has mandated suppliers to follow & demonstrate Industry Best Practices from models like ASPICE / ISO 26262 and internal standards. We can support in the deployment of OEM standards and help in demonstrating compliance.
VW – KGAS standard for Suppliers
BMW – standard for Quality Requirements
Quality Assurance plays a key role in the end product quality. We can support in deploying QA resources as a service who will perform QA activities at defined milestones of the project and ensure quality of the product before delivery to customer thus bringing down the Customer Delivered Defects.
Process Quality Assurance – Performing Process compliance audits early in the life cycle and ensure issues are captured thus avoiding rework.
Product Quality Assurance – Performing Product Quality Audit and defects analysis to identify actions to prevent the recurrence of the defects.

Process Integration with ALM tools…

We can support in 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 list of Application Life Cycle management tools that we support for Integration …


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