Working Group Information


Creation of a process modell for mechanic development which is aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1 and other established standards in the industry.


A significant part of the systemsdeveloped nowadays are mechantronic systems. These consist of mechanical,  electronical/electrical and software systems and/or components. To support company internal process improvement within companies it is useful to provide processes for mechnical, electronical/electrical, software and system development with the same base and structure. This also supports assessors in conducting SPICE assessments.


  • Maintenance of SPICE Mechanical Engineering (an Automotive SPICE® 3.1 compliant process model)
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


WorkGroup Leadship Team 


  1. Defining and maintaining versioned procedures and forms
  2. Publishing of those


  1. Submitting procedures change proposal to the Advisory Board
  2. Implementing changes


  • Ganji Rajesh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (Head)
  • Detlef Vohwinkel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Christian Knüvener (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Bernhard Sechser (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )



Make intacs™ visible and globalized in the world.


Establishing contacts to companies, industry representatives and community members in any country in order to promote the intacs™ scheme by:

  • creating collaboration with institutions who are already implementing SPICE
  • creating synergies between ISO 330xx developments and intacs™ initiatives
  • winning regional representatives as local community contact persons for intacs™ issues
  • continuously improving the intacs™ scheme to support the international community needs

Activities of the Working Group

  • Regular conference calls to exchange news between all intacs™ Advisory Board and Regional Representatives (8 – 10 times per year)
  • Organizing, moderating and/or supporting community events (e.g. SPICE network meetings/conferences, Gate4Spice meetings/workshops, …)
  • Participation as intacs™ representative in national and international SPICE events (e.g. VDA Automotive SYS, EuroSPI, …)
  • Taking care of requests regarding any SPICE model or intacs™ procedure
  • Providing articles for the intacs™ newsletter in English
  • Maintaining Regions website on in English
  • Validating SPICE models (PAM, PRM) in alignment with intacs™ and ISO 330xx demands
  • Creating awareness of intacs™ in ISO/IEC JTC1 (Information Technology)



This working group is currently on hold and will be reorganized.


  1. Defining and maintaining syllabi for the Provisional and Competent course levels.
  2. Defining rules and templates for reviewing a Training provider's course materials against the syllabi.


  1. Syllabi changes proposed to Advisory Board
  2. Syllabi versions (announcements about changed Syllabi made by WG Information Management)


  • Volker Lehmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


The objective of the working group is to set up a scheme which provides accepted assessment results that provide a decent level of trustworthiness. If the requirements of this scheme are fulfilled a certificate can be issued. Within the scope are assessments according to IOS/IEC 15504-2 complaint PAMs for either project assessments or organizational maturity (see ISO/IEC TR 15504-7)
The   technical report of ISO/IEC 15504 Part 7 provides a framework for assessments of organisational maturity based on ISO/IEC 15504. Organisational Maturity appraisals based on CMMI / SCAMPI have already been performed for many years.
Current situation: it is hard to judge whether assessments and appraisals performed by third parties (i.e., consultancies, freelancers) reveal a necessary level of detail, rigor, and ISO/IEC 15504-2 conformance. This is especially true for Organizational Maturity assessments, for some regions in the world in particular.

In order to make such undertakings more professional and to provide clear requirements for trustworthy assessment results of ISO/IEC 15504 compliant assessments intacs has set up a working party in 2009 in response to industry feedback and requests.
The approach is as follows: offering assessment certificates once it is assured that that assessment performance was according to high quality standards and done by certified professionals, and, further,  that the assessment results were put under independent quality assurance.