Project Description

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Project ID: 1626

Steering Driver Assistance System — Leveraging SPiCE Level 2

Time 02/2004 - 11/2005
Duration: 02/2004 - 11/2005
Role: ISO 15504 process improvement consultancy; contact to upper management and corporate-level quality assurance department; coaching of project team members and project manager.
Abstract: Reading Time: < 1 minute Leveraging an SW development project for a steering driver assistance system to ISO 15504 (SPiCE) Level 2 by synchronising SW and HW processes.

An internationally operating Germany-based automotive OEM classified the own corporate-belonging component plants as "suppliers". According to corporate guidelines and IT-governance regulations, suppliers had to pass an ISO 15504 Level 2 assessment.
Thus, the component plant developing a steering driver assistance system was challenged to meet ISO 15504 Level 2 for their SW and HW development activities. However, at this time ISO 15504 didn't HW processes.

To face these challenges, I implemented together with the project member and the team members

  • an SW development process model with iterations and gates to sync SW and HW development activities running in parallel.
  • a light-weight, flexible project internal change control process to estimate change efforts and to accept/reject change requests.
  • same configuration management tool 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 checklists to assure project internal quality for all project artefacts: documents, MathLab-Simulink models, and generated C code.

Finally, the project and the plant passed the assessment as the first 

Industry: Automotive, OEM
QM model applied: ISO 15504 (SPiCE)
Size: 100 ppls: project team, OEM corporate (QA department), supplier, and sub-contractors.

: Phil Desveaux via, .