Upcoming Talk: Christian Hausner of Elektrobit on Agile and Automotive SPICE

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We will be hosting an industry talk on “Agile and Automotive SPICE” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Christian Hausner, Elektrobit
  • about: Agile and Automotive SPICE
  • on: February 1st, 2023, 10:15-11:45 Uhr
  • on: Zoom (link after registration)
  • as part of: AMOS

Abstract: In today’s highly specialized world with distributed development environments, companies make use of products and services from suppliers – like Elektrobit. Criteria for selecting suppliers include technical expertise, economic aspects, process maturity, and many more. Process maturity contributes to product quality. Success factors in industry projects have been organized in process maturity models like ISO/IEC 15504 SPICE. These models are tools for measuring maturity and serve as a benchmark for selecting suppliers or identifying areas for improvement. Many think there is a contradiction between an agile way of working and process models like Automotive SPICE. The agile manifesto clearly values individuals and interactions over processes and tools. It also sees more value in responding to change over following a plan. In this talk, we’ll discover how a focus on process maturity goes hand in hand with agile methodologies.

Speaker: Christian Hausner leads a team of experts at Elektrobit, continuously improving processes, methods and tools. His motivation is to provide the best possible working environment to Elektrobit engineers. The goal is to fulfill project execution and product development successfully in an efficient & effective way as well as keeping up innovation. He led projects for various international automotive companies. Christian was among the first adopters of agile work methodologies at Elektrobit and found pragmatic ways of scaling an agile way of working to distributed teams from twenty to 250 team members. Christian believes, that agile does not mean laissez-faire, sacrificing planning and cowboy-style programming. Freedom and Flexibility are based on well-defined principles and require a truly agile mindset. Agile teams constantly question what can be improved.