Course Overview

ISO/IEC 15504 and its successor ISO/IEC 330xx (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is a worldwide standard for assessing process capability and process improvement in software engineering and software-based systems. In the automotive industry, the derived version “Automotive SPICE®“ is applied for assessing and qualifying the control device and software suppliers.

This training prepares you for the examination “intacs™ Certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)“. You will learn about Automotive SPICE®. The contents, discussions and exercises in this course will enable you to accompany assessments as co-assessor and improve processes based on this standard.

This course is delivered in partnership with Method Park. 

Who should attend?

Personnel wanting to conduct Automotive SPICE® assessments, personnel in process groups, process and project managers responsible for complying with Automotive SPICE® processes

Benefits and Learning Objectives

The content is equivalent to the curriculum published by intacs™. The current intacs™ training material is provided as part of the course. The participants are given an overview of the standard ISO/IEC 15504 resp. ISO/IEC 330xx and learn about the motivation for processes and process improvement. The intacs™ – “International Assessor Certification Scheme“ is explained and an introduction to the assessment model and the capability levels is given. An overview of the assessment process including interview techniques and document inspection are also presented. Additionally, there is an introduction to the Process Assessment Model (PAM) “Automotive SPICE®” with a discussion of the processes from the HIS Scope as well as details on capability levels 2 and 3. Furthermore, the participants are prepared for the ensuing examination.

Concept and Methods

The trainers for this course are all accredited as “intacs™ certified Instructor“ and also are certified for “intacs™ certified Principal Assessor“. The participants will be provided with all training material in paper and electronically as PDFs in English.

During this training, technical lectures and group exercises alternate to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work environment with a particular focus on discussing real life experiences between participants and the trainer. 

Prerequisites for Attendance

Participants should possess several years‘ professional experience in the IT sector (e. g., software / system engineering, project management, quality management or similar). The prerequisites for registration as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ can be downloaded at 

Certification and Exam Information

At the end of the training, the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For a successful certification as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ at a later date, the attendance certificate (2 missed lessons at maximum) as well as passing the independent examination are required. It is recommended to revise the material after every training day and to prepare independently for the examination.

Why choose Industry Forum

Industry ForumIndustry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills. They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

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