The industry-specific standard Automotive SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capacity dEtermination), derived from the ISO 15504 International Standard for software process assessments, was published in 2005. Automotive SPICE has its Process Reference Model (PRM) and Process Assessment Model (PAM).
- The processes in the process dimension are based on ISO 12207, with extension and modification for automotive purpose.
- The process capability dimension addresses the six process capability levels in ISO 15504. The ISO 15504-compatible assessment model is for conducting assessments.
Capability Level Dimension
- Level 0 – Not all processes are carried out and therefore certain important work products (plans, specifications, design documents, test descriptions etc) do not exist.
- Level 1 – all important documents are available.
- Level 2 – everything is systematically planned and tracked.
- Level 3 – there are uniform guidelines for the complete organization.
- Levels 4 and 5 – the processes are statistically measured and optimized.
Process Reference and Assessment Model
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