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Talk in the Park - Supplier qualification with SQIL – How to become A-level supplier for Volkswagen


In July, the topic of the “Talk in the Park” events at all three Method Park locations will be

“Supplier qualification with SQIL – How to become A-level supplier for Volkswagen” by Timo Karasch, Dr. Uwe Hehn and Heiko Zastrau.

Since the majority of automotive suppliers still have difficulties with their process quality, Volkswagen initiated the Supplier Quality Improvement Leader (SQIL). This should – as an independent instance - ensure that improvement activities are sustainably implemented, to get the suppliers’ problems under control. 

Experience a scenario of a “typical” project, then follow a SQIL and a supplier through the highs and lows of process improvement, with their experience reports and examples. Benefit from this opportunity and follow the action, or slip into the role of an OEM.

At “Talk in the Park” you always have the opportunity to ask the presenters your questions. Also have discussions with other participants and meet new and interesting people at Method Park. For free!

The presenters:

Timo Karasch is Senior Consultant at Method Park. His main topics are Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety and project management. Timo Karasch is certified Automotive SPICE® Competent Assessor and implements maturity assessments and supports process improvement projects for implementation of standard requirements for Automotive SPICE® and ISO 26262. He is member of the intacs™ Advisory Board and since 2012 he gives lectures at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim. Timo Karasch is intacs™ Principal Assessor and Instructor (SPICE and Automotive SPICE®, ECQA Certified Functional Safety Manager and VW Software Quality Improvement Leader (SQIL).

Dr. Uwe Hehn is Senior Consultant at Method Park and works in software and systems development projects and software testing. He focuses on consulting on topics such as software and systems development processes based on SPICE (particularly Automotive SPICE®) and CMMI® and training on software tests and process topics. He is member of the steering committee of the professional group TAV (Testing, Analysis and Verification) of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)). He gives lectures on topics such as “Automotive Software Development Today” at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is co-author of books such as “Process Improvement with CMMI!” and “Introduction of SPICE in a company”. Uwe Hehn is intacs™ Principal Assessor (Automotive SPICE®), ASQF® Certified Professional for Project Management and ISTQB® Certified Tester – Full Advanced Level.

Heiko Zastrau is Principal Consultant at Method Park. He focuses on Automotive SPICE® and agile development. Heiko Zastrau supervises process improvement projects on implementation of standard requirements of Automotive SPICE®. He is VW Software Quality Improvement Leader (SQIL), Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Master. 

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