This training introduces to the globally used ISO 15504 standard and its adaptation for the automobile industry (Automotive SPICE). With our broad experiences with ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE we will offer a practice-oriented presentation of the model suitable to your concrete needs. The training provides an understanding of Automotive SPICE with lectures, practical exercises and sufficient time for questions and sharing best practices. In contrast to many theoretical seminars, you will get immediately useful practical guidance.

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 to the ISO 15504 process model
  • Structure and usage of ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE
  • Contents of the engineering, management and support processes and their mutual relations
  • Process assessments in the automotive industry
  • Concepts of process improvement and change management
  • Practical experiences from Vector change 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 at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Before he had been working for ten years in global senior management positions. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of several of industry boards, he is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and at Sorbonne in Paris. He authored several books including the most recent “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley. For many years he has been serving on the editorial Board of the prestigious "IEEE Software" journal. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.


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.

Ask for our reductions as of 3 participants of the same company.