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Creation of a process model “Agile SPICE™” to reflect agile concepts, methods and practices, but only with either changed or added processes and process groups


  • Growing complexity and faster changes during development drive increased use of agile approaches.
  • OEMs ensure the overall quality and safety/security of those products, leading to increased pressure to show ASPICE® capabilities.
  • ASPICE® as is can be applied and interpreted for any kind of development.
  • However, both agile organizations and those in an agile transition struggle in implementing and interpreting ASPICE®.
  • There is a need to reduce misunderstandings and help to interpret the terminology for both sides.
  • This bridge shall …
    • reduce the variation in interpretation of ASPICE® assessors,
    • increase the acceptance of ASPICE® in the agile community.


  • Development of an Agile SPICE™ PAM (applicable with Automotive SPICE® 3.1) including usage guidance and mapping to Automotive SPICE® practices
  • Piloting the Agile SPICE™ PAM in assessments
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


  • Lead: Christian Knüvener (Knüvener Mackert GmbH) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Co-Lead: Christian Hübscher (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Extended Team:

  • Achim Gerber (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Alexander De Jong (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Annu George (APTIV),
  • Carola Schweizer (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Cenk Yazer (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Claudia Salazar Dorn (Dr. Claudia Salazar Dorn),
  • Dominik Feurer (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG),
  • Florian Kneisl (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Hendrik Meyl (Munich Safety GmbH),
  • Le-Roy Graeff (Student),
  • Niclas Knapp (Robert Bosch GmbH),
  • Rocio Rojas (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Rüdiger Bayer (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Rüdiger Heimgärtner (IUIC),
  • Sergej Weber (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Stefan Weber (Continental AG),
  • Stephan Müller (T-Systems international GmbH),
  • Tobias Maier (Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH)


  • Alexander Mackert (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Lars Dittmann (VW AG),
  • Stefan Weber (Continental AG)
Welcome to intacs™, the association of all assessors working on the basis of the International Assessor Certification Scheme!


intacs™ is

  • an independent and legally registered not-for-profit association
  • with open and transparent operations in an honorary capacity
  • and global and multilingual presence.



Because of the need to improve on assessment performance, to reduce variations in the quality of assessment results and to make results more comparable, intacs™ was set up in response to requests from industry and international ISO/IEC 15504 experts. The main objective was to ensure high quality assessor qualification in the worldwide community for process assessment according to ISO/IEC 15504.

In order to reach these goals, intacs™

  • sets training and certification standards for ISO/IEC 15504 assessors
  • sets standards for maintaining assessor competence
  • promotes assessment models and community interactions


Industry acceptance

intacs™ is the scheme accepted by the automotive industry and the HIS / VDA AK 13 (working group responsible for defining process requirements for car manufacturers and n-tier suppliers).


1. Legal name and address

International Assessor Certification Scheme e.V. (intacs e.V.)


Herderstr. 7

51147 Köln



T: +49 (0) 700 intacsinfo (46822746)

E: office at intacs.info

  Purpose / Objective

Creation of an add-on for Automotive SPICE® addresing cybersecurity aspects of development projects:

  • Definition of additional processes (which do not exist in Automotive SPICE®)
  • Definition of additional Outcomes and Work Products (which do not exist in Automotive SPICE®)
  • Definition of additional Base Practices for existing Automotive SPICE Processes
  • Definition of additional Notes for existing Automotive SPICE® Processes or Base Practices


  • Extension to ASPICE® 3.1 – to be able to measure the compliance of the development processes versus ISO/ SAE 21434
  • Mapping of the extension elements to elements of ISO/ SAE 21434
  • Extension to ASPICE® Competent Assessor Qualification (Procedure, Syllabus, Training material, accreditation of TPs, certification)
  • Managed Best Practice collection (mapped to elements of ISO/SAE 21434)
  • Reports how to apply the ISO/SAE 21434 and how to assess


Working Group Leader


This intacs working group is developing further the existing ISO-20000-PAM into an up-to-date Process Assessment Model „SPICE for IT-Services“ which will serve two purposes:

1. Managing IT Suppliers

Experience with the existing PAM has shown that it is very beneficial for large organizations that purchase IT services to evaluate their IT suppliers on their ability to support their customer's business. If the issues and weaknesses identified in the assessments are resolved, performance can be improved, and resilience enhanced.

2. „SPICE for Automotive IT-Services“

In a second development stage, the PAM will be extended to future automotive IT service management. The background is that automotive system development will evolve from a predominantly vehicle scope to a highly distributed scope in the next few years:

Onboard units in a vehicle will network (keyword "car-to-x communication") with e.g. other vehicles, roadside devices, cloud services (e.g. POI management, navigation, automated valet parking, trunk shopping delivery, ...).

Just as today the quality capability of vehicle suppliers is assessed with Automotive SPICE, in the future the quality capability of IT suppliers will be assessed with "SPICE for Automotive IT Services".


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