Steering Driver Assistance System — Leveraging SPiCE Level 2
02/2004 — 11/2005
ISO 15504process improvement consultancy; contact to upper management and corporate-level quality assurance department; coaching of project team members and PM.
Reading Time: 2minutes Leveraging a development project for a steering driver assistance system to ISO 15504 (SPiCE) Level 2.
An international Germany-based automotive OEM decided according to corporate guidelines and IT-goverance regulations to take all corporate-belonging component development plants as "suppliers".
To assure a high product quality the corporate quality assurance department asked the corporate-belonging facility developing a steering driver assistance system to improve their SW- and HW development processes in respect to achieve ISO 15504 (SPiCE) Level 2 within a year.
Challenges when starting:
At the begining there did not exist any distinctive SW development processes. Even though, the process maturity had to be leveraged to level 2.
The process model to be implemented had to incorporate at the same time SW- and HW-development processes satisfying ISO 15504 Level 2 objectives.
In detail: Project Management & Control, Quality Management & Assurance, Configuration Management, Requirements Management, SW Design/Implementation, Testing.
According to corporate guidelines all external suppliers and sub-contractors of the project had to be leveraged to SPiCE Level 1 at the same time.
To face these challenges, I implemented with all the project team members
A process model with iterations, identified phases and synchronisation points/gateways to support SW and HW development activities running in paralell.
A light-weight, flexible project internal change control process to estimate change efforts and to accept/reject change requests.
Tool-supported (Telelogic CM Synergy) configuration management for SW and HW development.
Automatic code generation from Mathlab-Simulink models to C code.
A light-weight review process with quality gates, acceptance criteria, and check lists to assure project internal quality for all project artefacts: documents, MathLab-Simulink models, and generated C code.
QM model applied:
ISO 15504 (SPiCE)
100 ppls: project, supplier, sub-contractors, and OEM corporate.