Tag: "Automotive SPICE"

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Standards May Be Lethal to Your Projects

Standards may be helpful to system developing organizations, but often they turn out to be part of the problem, or even become the actual problem.

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Processes Stink!

Standards can be useful in software development. A “clean and well-defined” collection of Best Practices (only recently known as “good practices”) is potentially a useful idea. On the other hand, in the hands of an inexperienced person, powerful standards can lead to disastrous effects. Are they on the verge of extinction?

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Evolution – Not Revolution

How much process does a software project need? It turns out that may be the optimal degree of formalization is not a constant. The development process has to grow with his result.

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Rational Agility

Is it possible to be agile in a complex, real-time, embedded environment? How does it jive with the heavily regulated, ISO 15504/CMMI, product safety-oriented processes increasingly demanded by the OEMs? In my presentation at the embedded world conference in February 2012, I have argued that the difference between ‘agile’ and ‘rational, controlled’ project organizations is in fact an age-old misunderstanding in terms.

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SPICE Conference 2012

The SPICE Conference 2012 takes place in Palma de Mallorca from the 29th to 31st of May. Now in its 20th year, the conference will focus on some of the implications of the new, more open architecture based on the work in-progress for the revision of the ISO/IEC 15504 family of related Standards (renamed as the ISO/IEC […]