Working Group Information


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)

  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".


 In: Working Group Information 


Creation of a process model for data management that is aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1 and other established standards in the industry.


Many of the current innovations in the automotive environment revolve around autonomous driving, digitization, connectivity, AI/machine learning, and new services in the context of mobility.

All of these innovations are based on the collection and use of data. However, the handling of data often plays a subordinate, barely visible role in today's development and operations processes, with corresponding risks.

The working group is creating a good practice framework that specifically addresses these risks; hence the working title "Data Management SPICE".


  • Pilot the draft model - we are actively looking for organizations interested in piloting.
  • Create a Data Management SPICE PAM (aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1)
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


  • Michael Neher
  • Sascha Glasbrenner
  • Niko Pollner
  • Goekhan Oezdil
  • Stefan Feser
  • Tuexen Henning
  • Dariusz Ziarniak
  • Emrah Eminoglu
  • Gerd Grest
  • Turhan Batur
  • Samer Sameh
  • Gregor Pawelke
  • Christina Stathatou

Working Group Leadership Team 

  • Christian Hertneck (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Thomas Sievers (Head) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Purpose and Goals

Creation of a process reference and assessment model for hardware development, which is

- compliant with ISO/330xx and ISO/IEC 15504-2

- aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1

- aligned with the VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines

- aligned with ISO 26262-1:2018 2Ed and ISO 26262-5:2018 2Ed

Change requests for Automotive SPICE®, e.g.

- SYS.3 does not mention “Producability”

- SYS processes does not address a production interface

- Thermal / environmental and EMC testing  Note for SYS.4/SYS.5  (testing)


In the automotive industry, a significant no. or products are mechatronic products, i.e. comprising mechanical, electrical, electronial, electro-mechanical element, and software.

There is not Process Assessment Model yet providing indicators for all these product levels and aspects. Since Automotive SPICE® v3.0, there is a "Plug-in" concept allowing for HW and mechanical lifecycle processes to be placed below the SYS.x, and beneath the SWE.x processes. Still, the VDA Working Group (AK) 13, at present, does not have the mandate to develop "MEE" and "HWE" process extensions.

As there is a ggworing need for companies to either assess hardware in isolation, or to assess mechatronic development processes, the goal of this working group is to propose such criteria.

Start and Deadlines

February 2018, projected finalization 4Q 2019


This working group operates strictly according to teh intacs® Guidelines for Kartellrecht.


ISO//IEC 330xx compliant Process Reference and Process Assessment Model


  • Pierre Metz (intacs, working group leader)
  • Michael Glaser (Bosch)
  • Michael Kaufmann (Bosch)
  • Holger Göttel (Bosch)
  • Sibylle Schmid (ZF)
  • Christoper Sievers (Continental)
  • Rajesh Ganij (WABCO)
  • Gerd Vogler (Dräxlmaier)
  • Claudia Balla (Dräxlmaier)
  • Attila Fehervari (ART S.p.A.)
  • Kosmas Kopmeier (SynSpace)
  • Thomas Gabler (Kuglermaag)
  • Michael Kaufmann

Working Group Leader

  • Pierre Metz (intacs)