This training introduces the worldwide used SPICE standard (Software Process 
Improvement and Capability Determination) and its adaptation for the automotive industry.
industry (ASPICE). SPICE and this training are based on ISO 33001, the 
industry standard for process improvement and assessments. 
The focus is not only on "software" but also on "systems engineering" and thus on the
replacement for the CMMI method which is hardly used anymore.

Additional bonus: The widely-used assessment tool COMPASS will be introduced. You will get your own demo version with full functionality for entries from your own organization.

Content and Agenda

  • Introduction of the ISO 33001 and ASPICE process model and structure
  • Content of engineering, management and support processes    
  • Process assessments in the automotive industry
  • Process improvement and change management concepts 
  • Practical experience from Vector change projects


You are aware of the importance of effective processes in systems and software engineering for cost-conscious and customer-oriented product development. You are familiar with the processes and assessments in assessments according to Automotive SPICE. You know the basics of process improvement projects.

Customer Reference

"Thank you very much for sharing your precious experience with this training program."

- Zerong Yu, Robert Bosch Japan

"High practical orientation, concrete personalized action list throughout the entire seminar."

- T. Strauch, Siemens

Inhouse Formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management.

Target Audience

This training targets professionals and executives in engineering and IT, process managers, project managers, system and software engineers, consultants, and quality managers from companies of all industries and sizes.

About our Trainers

Dr. Oliver Plan is a manager at Vector Consulting Services. Previously he worked as a project manager in development projects as well as a software architect. He supports companies worldwide to advance their development processes, introduce CMMI and SPICE, improve maturity, manage changes and implement architecture analysis and improvements. He works across industries in the field of engineering methods, system and IT architecture, requirements engineering, and to improve efficiency.


Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is Managing Director of Vector Consulting Services GmbH. He supports companies worldwide in improving their product development and product strategy as well as in change management. He sits on various supervisory boards, is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and the Sorbonne in Paris, and the author of several renowned books. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.


1000 € plus VAT (duration: 2 days) Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF, our Vector book on "Automotive Embedded Engineering" with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and free lunch in our high-quality Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying certificate for this intensive training.

Get a 10% discount:
- if you register more than 2 participants of your company
- if you book at least 60 days in advance

Full-time students receive a discount of 70% (on presentation of a valid student card).