Training Automotive SPICE

This training introduces the worldwide used Automotive SPICE standard which defines processes and best practices for software-based system development. It is derived from ISO/IEC 15504-5 (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE), but reflects the specific needs of the automotive industry.

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.

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

Training Goals

  • You will know the importance and the procedure of Automotive SPICE assessments in the automotive industry and how to interpret their results
  • You will know the content of engineering, management and supporting processes and their mutual relations
  • You will be aware of specific needs in automotive E/E supply chain and how to improve supplier interfaces, such as OEM-Tier 1
  • You will know how to approach process improvement an organizational change management

Training Content

  • Introduction of 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

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.



1000 € plus VAT (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 (can be combined):

  • for virtual open training till end of September
  • if you register more than 2 participants of your company

  • if you book at least 60 days in advance

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

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Training Agenda

Day 1 Day 2
  • Introduction, objectives and expectations
  • Model structure of ISO 330xx/15504 and Automotive SPICE
  • Capability levels, process attributes and their evaluation
  • Management processes: project and risk management
  • Supporting processes: Supplier monitoring, quality assurance
  • Supporting processes: configuration management, problem management, change management
  • Exercises: Assessing processes, project management, supporting processes
  • Automotive SPICE quiz
  • Engineering processes 1: Requirements analysis and design
  • Engineering processes 2: Implementation, testing, traceablity
  • Overview of remaining processes
  • Assessments and process improvement
  • Exercises: review checklist, test strategy, exchange and allocation of project experience
  • Summary and feedback

 Breaks: Coffee/Tea around 10:30 and 15:00; lunch break around 12:00.


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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.


Kai Rüdele is a consultant at Vector Consulting Services and intacsTM certified assessor for Automotive SPICE. He has been coaching companies in process improvement. Kai is a member of the working group "SPICE for Mechanical Engineering". He also works in the field of engineering methods, systems and IT, requirements and systems engineering.

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.


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Training Location

Vector Consulting Services

Vector Consulting Services GmbH

Ingersheimer Str. 20
70499 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 80670 1520
Fax: +49 711 80670 444

Postal address:
Ingersheimer Str. 24

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Marlén Hohmann

Ingersheimer Str. 24
70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 80 670 1545