intacs™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)

As a basis for the process ranking and improvement the automotive manufacturers demand from their suppliers the use of Automotive SPICE® as an ISO/IEC 15504 compliant assessment model which is aligned to the needs of the automotive industry. The here described training covers the process assessment model and the process reference model of Automotive SPICE®.

This training conveys the necessary skills for taking over the tasks of a Competent Assessor in an assessment according to Automotive SPICE®.

The training is based on the experiences of the training as Provisional Assessor and the assessment experiences in practice. One of the main aspects of the training is thus an exchange of experience among the participants and gaining a deeper knowledge of the application of Automotive SPICE® against the background of this experience.

Contents

The content equates the curriculum published by intacs™:

 

  • Introduction
  • Process and capability dimension: Intensification, typical pitfalls, common approach based on the requirements of Automotive SPICE®Assessment planning: gathering of assessment inputs, creation of an assessment plan
  • Assessment planning: gathering of assessment inputs, creation of an assessment plan
  • Document reviews
  • Lead of an assessment team
  • Control of critical situations
  • Interview techniques
  • Reporting
  • Performance of assessments at distributed sites and in different countries
  • Coaching of Provisional Assessors

The training is primarily made up of exercises (>75%), discussions and an exchange of experience made by participants against the background of experience gained in the application of Automotive SPICE®. The course concludes with an independent examination conducted by the Certification Body of the VDA QMC.

Documentation

Participants will be provided with a set of training material including a folder with hard copies of slides. The course material is always provided in English language independently from the speaking language.

Target Audience

Registered Provisional assessors who have gained experience in assessments and who wish to assume responsibility for conducting assessments according to Automotive SPICE®.

Requirements

  • In order to pass the training as Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE®) three forms of performance records are necessary:
    • Prior to the start of the training you will get a task that you have to solve previous to the start of the training and present its solution during the training.
    • You actively participate at the practical parts of the training. This commitment will be evaluated by the trainer.
    • You successfully pass the independently approved written multiple choice exam at the end of the training. Please mind that we recommend an independent pre- and post-processing on each seminar day for a successful participation of the exam.
  • The participants should have assessment experiences.
  • The course participation and the exam participation are independent from the existence of the requirements for the registration as intacs™ Competent Assessor (ISO/IEC 15504) Automotive SPICE® by the VDA-QMC.
  • The number of participants is limited to 10 persons according to the intacs™ regulations.

Requirements for the certification and registration: 

  • At least 4 years of work experience in an IT area (e.g. software/system development, project management, quality assurance or similar).
  • Registration as intacs™ Provisional Assessor (ISO/IEC 15504).
  • Evidence of 250 assessment hours during the last 5 years in at least 3 assessments each in at least 3 process areas within the last 6 years. Thereof at least two based on Automotive SPICE® (so called Experience Evidence – EE1).
  • At least one positive review by a certified Competent or Principal Assessor for the lead of an assessment.
  • Successful participation of the training “intacs™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)” including passed exam.

The requirements can directly be downloaded in the current valid version at www.intacs.info.
Please see to this the documents for the procedure of the assessor certification (“proc assessor cert”) and for the concept of experience evidence (“ee concept”).

Certificate

At the end of the training each attendee will receive a confirmation of participation in this course. After his passed examination each attendee can apply the issuance of a certificate for fee at the VDA QMC.

Price

The participation fee for the training is 2.950,00 € plus VAT.

In case of a participation at the exam the examination fee of 550,00 € plus VAT twill be invoiced on behalf of the examination body VDA. The current released fees of the VDA-QMC do apply: see www.vda-qmc.de

Bonus

The training fee includes the training material, lunch and soft drinks during the training.

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