FKFS Events

2025 Stuttgart International Symposium
on Automotive and Engine Technology

3 - 4 July 2025

Session: TESTING I | | 18:00 - 18:30

A sustainable Approach for achieving Capability Level 3 for ASPICE Test Processes

Horst Pohlmann, Lemfoerder Electronic GmbH

Testing is the most important activity in quality assurance for software. However, years of experience in assessing testing processes in the automotive industry have shown that it seems to be very hard to establish test processes that are both effective and conforming to standards like Automotive SPICE on a sufficient process capability level. Proper training for test personnel like test managers and testers is needed for all decisions on the test process. They need to be trained on Automotive SPICE requirements to understand the fundamental framework of the automotive test process. They also need to be trained on testing terms, the test process steps and test methods to be able to understand both the terms used in Automotive SPICE and to make decisions on how to implement Automotive SPICE in their development and testing teams. Lastly, they also need experience and training on the job to plan, supervise and perform their daily testing tasks. We propose to use specific modules from the ISTQB Certified Tester Scheme to qualify test managers and testers to come up with the proper test processes up to Capability Level 3. Additionally, we propose a sustainable approach for continuous stabilization and improvement of the test processes to permanently stay at CL3 in the face of change. Lerninhalt/Ziele Mehrwert ISTQB-Module für gute ASPICE-Umsetzung im Testbereich darstellen, erfahrungsbasierten Ansatz zur kontinuierlichen Prozessverbesserung diskutieren